A day after International Court of Justice ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence for Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar made a statement on the court verdict in the Rajya Sabha today. He said the ICJ’s verdict has vindicated India’s stand and exposed Pakistan.
“Kulbhushan Jadhav is in “illegal” custody of Pakistan under “fabricated” charges,” said EAM S Jaishankar. He called ICJ judgement “vindication of not only Jadhav but all those who believe in rule of law.”
In another crucial development, the Finance Bill, 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha today. The bill, which was moved by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, gives effect to the financial proposals of the Central Government for FY 2019-2020. In the Rajya Sabha today, Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani introduced the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill 2019. The upper house also passed two Arbitration Bills today which were introduced by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, and Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2019 were introduced today. The bills stand for the purpose of creating an independent and autonomous regime for institutionalised arbitration.