Kejriwal welcomes ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan

Kejriwal welcomes ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan

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New Delhi, Jul 17: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday welcomed the judgement of International Court of Justice (ICJ) that ruled that Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence awarded by a Pakistani military court should remain suspended.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Kejriwal said, 'I warmly welcome the ICJ judgment staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav & granting consular access to India. Truth and justice prevail. This son of our soil must be back soon with his family.'

Leader of Opposition Delhi, Vijender Gupta tweeted, 'India registers a huge victory at the International Court of Justice. Execution of #KulbushanJadhav stayed, India granted consular access. Congratulations to Shri @narendramodi’s govt for the spirited fight against the evil designs of Pakistan. #KulbhushanVerdict'.

The ICJ, based in The Hague, pronounced its judgement in the Jadhav case on Wednesday evening, favoured India, saying 'Jadhav’s death sentence should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the conviction or sentence in light of Pakistan’s breach of Article 36 (1), that is, denial of consular access and notification.' (UNI)