New Delhi :
A day after Pakistan urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to dismiss India's plea in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, India is presenting its final argument on Wednesday. India will have a maximum of 90 minutes to present its case. The four-day hearing in the Jadhav case started on Monday at the ICJ headquarters in The Hague amidst heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following one of the worst terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group that killed 40 CRPF soldiers.
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09: 05 pm:Â The ICJ adjourns hearing for Wednesday.Â
09: 00 pm:Â The Government of India requests this court to adjudge and declare that Pakistan acted in egregious breach of Article 36 of Vienna convention: Government of India's agent Deepak Mittal in International Court of Justice
08: 57 pm:Â India urges ICJ to annual decision of Pakistani military court, direct fair trial in civilian court and grant full consular access to Jadhav.
08: 55 pm:Â When we talk of review, I'd like to draw your attention in stark contrast in Kasab case. where the Supreme Court in India held that since it is a case of death sentence we may examine the materials on record first hand. This is called a review: Harish Salve tells ICJ
08: 50 pm:Â Jadhav has become a 'pawn' in Pakistan tool to divert international scrutiny from itself, says Salve at ICJ.
08: 40 pm:Â Jadhav has been sent to gallows on the basis of extracted confession, Salve tells ICJ Judges.
08: 20 pm:Â India has repeatedly asked for a copy of the judgment convicting Jadhav, and the charges against. There would be no threat to security of Pakistan if they share these documents, Salve added.Â
08:14 pm:Â "Bio-data mentions that Jadhav was a former Indian Navy officer. This would be proof of his Indian nationality," said Salve.Â
08:10 pm:Â Pakistan made three attempts to derail proceedings in the ICJ, all of which have failed: Salve
08:05 pm:Â This court doesn't need experts to help it decide whether military courts in Pakistan are due process compliant. Pakistan has mischaracterised India's reading of the report on military courts as an attempt to mislead the court: Salve
8:00 pm:Â A criticism of a sovereign state of the case made out of the other state must be in language consistent with the dignity of other states. Humpty Dumpty has no place in this court:Â Harish Salve
Harish Salve: Transcript is peppered with words such as shameless,nonsensical, laughable,breathtaking arrogance. India takes exception to being addressed in this fashion. I would let the matter rest as Indian culture prevents me from indulging in a similar language of insults 2/2 https://t.co/8oE1BQrANJâ€” ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2019
7:55 pm:Â "India believes we have a strong case. When you are strong on the law you hammer the law, when you are strong on facts you hammer facts. And when you have neither you hammer the table. Pakistan has hammered the proverbial table," Salve said.Â
7:50 pm When you are strong on law you hammer the law, when you are strong on facts you hammer the facts and when you are strong on neither you hammer the table: Indiaâ€™s counsel Harish Salve
7:45 pm:Â Indiaâ€™s counsel Harish Salve begins argument at ICJ.Â