ICJ verdict in Jadhav case complete vindication of India’s stand: MEA

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Kulbhushan Jadhav Case at International Court of Justice (ICJ): What Lies Ahead?

New Dheli PTI : India on Thursday said the verdict of the International Court of Justice ICJ in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case is a complete vindication of its stand and it is incumbent on Pakistan to implement the ruling.

In a major victory for India, the ICJ on Wednesday ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to Jadhav and asked it to provide consular access to him. The ICJ judgment is a complete vindication of India’s position on the matter, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said

It is incumbent on Pakistan to implement the ICJ verdict, he said. Kumar said the ICJ judgment is final, binding and without the provision of appeal.

On Pakistan’s claim of victory at ICJ, he said Pakistan has its own compulsions to lie to its people.
Jadhav, 49, a retired indian Navy officer was sentenced to death by pakistani military court’s decision in May 2007 and the world court stayed his excution then.

The ICJ, by a vote of 15-1, upheld India’s claim that Pakistan is in egregious violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963 on serval courts in case.

On the issue of arrest of Jud Chief and Mumbai attacks master mind Hafiz Saeed Kumar questions Pakistan’s sincerity in containing terror.




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