10 things about Harish Salve, Fights #KulbhushanJadhav case for Re 1

Sushma Swaraj, The Minister of External affairs, Government of India, has just revealed that Harish Salve, who is representing India before the International Court of Justice in the #KulbhushanJadhav case ( #KulbhushanJadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of spying), has only charged Re 1 for fighting #KulbhushanJadhav case.

While it speaks in the volume the respect Salve has for the victim of Pakistan’s kameenapan, I thought if there might be many people who know little or nothing about this sometimes celebrated and sometimes criticized lawyer from Maharashtra. Here are some of the interesting thing about Harish Salve, which you might be interested in knowing.

  1. Harish Salve is an Indian lawyer, who holds specialization in commercial, constitutional and taxation laws.

  2. He primarily practices at the Supreme Court of India, but has also gracedvarious High Courts and in international arbitration, sometimes as an adjudicator and other times as  a counsel.
  3. He has also served as the Solicitor General of India from 1 November 1999 to 3 November 2002.
  4. He has been ranked at #43th in India’s 50 Most powerful people of 2017 list, by India Today magazine
  5. Salve represented Vodafone in its $2.5 billion tax dispute with the Indian government. After losing the case initially  in the Bombay High Court, he went on to win it at the Supreme Court. He had taken a temporary residence in London and relocated his office there to solely focus on the case.
  6. Salve appeared for Bilkis Bano, a victim of the Gujarat Riots, at the behest of the National Human Rights Commission in 2003.
  7. Harish Salve argued the first Anti-Dumping case in the Supreme Court of India. He frequently represents large corporations like Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited.
  8. In 2009, India Today magazine ranked him the 18th most powerful person in the country.
  9. In 2015, he took up the high-profile case of actor Salman Khan. Citing failure of the prosecution to conclusively prove drunken driving charges against him, the Bombay High Court on 10 December 2015, acquitted him of all charges for the 2002 hit-and-run and drunk-and-drive case.
  10. He is fond of music and is a passionate piano player.

Listen what Harish Salve had earlier said about taking the case of #KulbhushanJadhav

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