India Weeps Once Again as Bansuri hand over Re 1 to Harish Salve

Bringing the evergreen memories of Sushma Swaraj back to the minds of Indian’s across the world that still fail to accept the sudden demise of the country’s proud External Affairs Minister and BJP leader, news hit the headlines of media. It was quite an emotional moment as Bansuri Swaraj, daughter of Sushma Swaraj met noted lawyer Harish Salve to present him the remuneration of Re 1 for appearing in the international court of justice for appearing Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case.

Bansuri called on Salve to hand over to him a coin of rupee as his fee for appearing before the International Court of Justice in the case relating to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is in Pakistan Jail on charges of spying.

“@sushmaswaraj Bansuri has fulfilled your last wish. She called on Mr.Harish Salve and presented the One Rupee coin that you left as fees for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case,” the former external affairs minister’s husband Swaraj Kaushal, also a former governor of Mizoram, wrote on Twitter on Friday evening.

Just hours before Sushma breath her last on August 6, she had dialled Salve, to collect his fee of Re 1 that he had charged for the case. The conversation happened about an hour before she suffered a cardiac arrest.

“I 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 to collect that precious fee’. She said to come tomorrow at 6 o’clock,” Salve said last month.

The International Court of Justice ruled in July that Pakistan had violated former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s right to consular access and called for a review of the death sentence handed to him by a military court at an appropriate forum of Islamabad’s choice. The ruling was seen as a significant victory for India’s efforts to prevent the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav.