Govt should not get over excited about ICJ order on Kulbhushan Jadhav: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena also praised India’s lawyer at the International Court of Justice, Harish Salve

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:May 20, 2017 1:21 pm
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The Shiv Sena on Saturday asked the government not to get over excited over the ruling given by the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case until the Indian national is brought back home safely. It, however, hailed the efforts taken by the External Affairs Ministry to secure the release of the former Navy officer, who has been sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan on espionage charges.

“Pakistan’s arguments have been decimated in the court at The Hague. But the fight has not ended yet. We cannot forget the handiwork of Pakistan and also Sarabjit Singh’s murder in a Lahore jail. Thus, the government should not get over excited over the ICJ order and remember that worries won’t end till Kulbhushan Jadhav is brought back safely,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

It said the diplomatic moves made by the External Affairs Ministry from the very beginning proved to be important in Jadhav’s case. “External Affairs minister (Sushma Swaraj) had been from the beginning assuring that India will do everything possible to save Jadhav’s life and her assurances have proved true at the first stage. She needs to be congratulated for this,” it said.

The Sena also praised India’s lawyer at the International Court of Justice, Harish Salve, saying the credit of the interim order going in India’s favour went to the effective way he presented our case, laying out facts and the manner in which Pakistan had violated clauses of the Vienna Convention.

Since Jadhav’s arrest last year in March, India had sought consular access to him over a dozen times. It wasn’t granted even once by Pakistan. On May 18, in a major boost to India, which moved the UN’s highest judicial body against the death sentence, the ICJ instructed Pakistan to take all “necessary measures at its disposal” to ensure that Jadhav was not executed pending a final decision by it.

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  1. R
    May 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm
    BJP rejoice on any issue never pleases sena an always critic waiting on opportunity to embarass
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      1. V
        May 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm
        A party which can only criticise with no contribution , shame on the leadership and value systems ,that is why no one cares or bothers about this Party .
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          Ramallah Khan
          May 20, 2017 at 4:32 pm
          Shiv Sena has to say again something that could embarr the Govt in future. What SS does not understand is that we have won the first stage in the ICJ where all our points have been upheld by the court and asked stan to do the needful. It is that India is celebrating. I am sure the way SS has reacted they may be wanting stan to execute Kulbhushan so that SS can embarr the Govt by exhorting it to go to war with Pak. First of all SS is a nonen y today and it would be fine if they tell the people how Udhav is building a new House worth 12 Crores without any source of income.
          1. R
            May 20, 2017 at 3:12 pm
            I really do not understand why IE so much media space to SS. Where does SS srstand in national politics. SSparty or leadership is not a resposnible one. Their innumerable virulent statements just show the mental capacity or oitherwise of its leaders. We are sure Indis's interset will be uppermost with this Govt. Unlike UPA dispensation, this Govt will not hesitate to take tough measures to deal with Porkistan.
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              Joykutty Cherian
              May 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm
              Looks like SS- Udav Thackray is more on the pragmatic line than many other leaders. While we are excited and overjo in the stay on death sentence of Jadhav, we should not forget how cruelly they killed Sarabhjit.
              1. S
                May 20, 2017 at 7:31 pm
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