Sushma Swaraj’s daughter meets Harish Salve to fulfil her mum’s last wish

A couple of hours before former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was rushed to Delhi’s AIIMS in a critical condition in August, she asked lawyer Harish Salve who represented India at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to meet her collect the fee for the case.

The late BJP minister’s daughter, Bansuri Swaraj, fulfilled that promise on Friday by paying Re. 1 fee.

Swaraj’s husband Swaraj Kaushal, former governor of Mizoram, tweeted that their daughter visited Salve on Friday and presented him with a one-rupee coin.

Recalling an “emotional conversation” with Swaraj, the former solicitor general had told a media that he, “Spoke to her at 8:50 pm. It was a very emotional conversation…. She said, ‘you have to come and meet me. I have to give you your one rupee for the case which you won’. I said, ‘of course, I have to come collect that precious fee’. She said, ‘come and meet me tomorrow at 6 o’clock’.”

In July, the International Court of Justice asked Pakistan to grant former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access, a right he had been denied so far. It also stated that Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention by doing so, and directed it to review the death sentence ordered by a military court at a closed trial.

Source : Various