Kulbhushan Jadhav case: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague snubbed Pakistan by suspending the death sentence verdict to retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Senior advocate Harish Salve, who represented India at the International Court of Justice, charged only Re 1 as his fee. On the other hand, Pakistan spent more than Rs 20 crore on barrister Khawar Qureshi to prove that Jadhav was an Indian spy.
- India has spent only a rupee on legal fee, while the troublesome neighbour Pakistan spent crores on the case.
- Senior advocate Harish Salve, who represented India at the ICJ, charged only Re 1 as his fee. He charges Rs 30 lakh a day otherwise.
- Pakistan, on the other hand, spent more than Rs 20 crore on Khawar Qureshi to prove that Jadhav was an Indian spy. Qureshi is an UK-based barrister who represented Pakistan in the Hague.
- Qureshi is a Cambridge University law graduate and is the youngest lawyer fighting a case in the ICJ.
- On Wednesday, the ICJ unanimously ruled in favour of India and granted a new lease of life to Kulbhushan Jadhav.
- The verdict found Pakistan in violation of the Vienna Convention and asked the country to review Jadhav’s conviction.
- Out of the 16 judges, 15 found Pakistan in violation of the Vienna Convention.
- Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on the charges of espionage and terrorism.
By: Abhinav Ranjan, Editorial Desk, DKODING Media