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PM Modi lauds Harish Salve’s efforts as ICJ stays Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution until final verdict

The Prime Minister also appreciated advocate Harish Salve's efforts, who is India's representative in the case.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 18, 2017 5:50 pm
Kulbhushan Jadhav, Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict, Narendra Modi, Modi Kulbhushan Jadhav, PM Modi Jadhav verdict, Kulbushan Jadhav ICJ verdict, Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence, Kulbhushan Jadhav ICJ, ICJ Kulbhushan Jadhav, Kulbhushan Jadhav death, Kulbhushan Jadhav news Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed satisfaction at the ICJ’s judgment which stayed Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence by Pakistan military court until further notice.

Following International Court of Justice’ (ICJ) decision to stay the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav on Thursday until further notice, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed satisfaction at the top UN court’s judgment even as he thanked Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, as per PTI. The Prime Minister also appreciated advocate Harish Salve’s efforts, who is India’s representative in the case.

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities. In what is being viewed as a major victory for India, which had moved the UN’s highest judicial body against the death sentence, the ICJ directed Pakistan to take all “necessary measures at its disposal” to ensure that Jadhav was not executed pending a final decision by it.

The top UN court observed that as per the Vienna Convention India should have been granted consular access to Jadhav. India and Pakistan have been signatories since 1977. While asserting its jurisdiction over the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the ICJ noted that the circumstances of the Indian national’s arrest remain disputed. ICJ President Ronny Abraham said during the hearing: “The decision to stay Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution pending ICJ hearing is unanimous.”

The ruling came three days after India and Pakistan gave their submissions in the case.

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    sahil
    May 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm
    No more boasting by 56", pre elections he promised to use Ak56 and all he does is to plead icj for help
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      arc
      May 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm
      The best part is harish.salve is not a chaddi.
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        Tension
        May 18, 2017 at 10:26 pm
        Also not your ......'s customer
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        real indian
        May 18, 2017 at 6:16 pm
        Even if the provisional measures of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) are in India's favour today, stan could still go ahead with the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, write Supreme Court lawyers Sanjay Hegde and Pranjal Kis for the Business Standard.
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          Ab
          May 18, 2017 at 9:01 pm
          I don't get you guys. So, what should have we done? Let him be killed because anyway that filthy country would not listen to anyone? Do you guys have anything positive to say about anyone?
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          arc
          May 18, 2017 at 6:11 pm
          if his fate is with p-ak generals this means indian govt is fo-ol-ing indians and making time p-a-s-s throwing mud in eyes of citizens as pak general bajwa said it is diversion tactic of BJP govt from its homegrown terror and failed strategy
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            Tension
            May 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm
            Do you know the difference between your life partner and your mother? Essobi. Just you want to write something against Modi and BJP. You write as if stan generals are visiting your house at night time.
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            KRHVPRASAD
            May 18, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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