Modi Expresses Satisfaction Over ICJ Verdict

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed satisfaction over the ICJ’s interim verdict to put a hold on the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

New Delhi: With the International Court of Justice passing an interim verdict to put a hold on death sentence for Kulbhushan Jadhav on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed satisfaction on its decision.

Modi later spoke to the Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and thanked her, and appreciated the efforts of senior advocate Harish Salve, who argued the India’s case in the world court at The Hague, PTI reported.

The ICJ has directed Pakistan not to hang Jadhav, 47, till it gives a final verdict in the case.

In a series of tweets, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said the order comes as “a great relief to the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav and people of India,” and promised “that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, we will leave no stone unturned” to save the former navy officer.

Her senior colleague in the union cabinet Venkaiah Naidu said it was a “major victory for India” and that the world court staying Mr Jadhav’s execution “has exposed Pakistan.”

The court on Thursday said Pakistan has “given no assurances” that Jadhav would not be executed before the court delivered its final decision, and therefore it is “satisfied there is an urgency in this case.”

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