New Delhi: India on Wednesday welcomed the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asking Pakistan to review the death sentence for Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and granting consular access to him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the verdict of the ICJ on Kulbhushan Jadhav, saying “truth and justice” have prevailed.
Modi said he is sure that Jadhav “will get justice”. Modi also said that his government will “always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian”.
External Affairs Ministry said the landmark judgement endorsed India’s position on the matter fully and asked Pakistan to implement the directive of the ICJ immediately.
“We note that the court has directed that Pakistan is under an obligation to inform Jadhav without further delay of his rights and to provide Indian consular officers access to him in accordance with the Vienna Convention,” he added.
In a major victory for India, the ICJ ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to Jadhav and asked it to provide consular access to him.
S Jaishankar speaks to Jadhav’s family: Soon after the ICJ delivered its verdict in the high-profile case, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke to Jadhav’s family and applauded their courage.
Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” after a closed trial in April 2017.