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Truth and justice prevailed: PM on ICJ verdict on Jadhav

Welcoming the verdict of the International Court of Justice in the Kubhushan Jadhav case, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that truth and justice have prevailed.

In a tweet, the PM said,’’ we welcome today’s verdict in the @CIJ_ICJ. Truth and justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts. I am sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice. Our Government will always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian.’’

Marking a major victory in India’s quest for justice for former Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav, jailed in Pakistan since March 2016 on charges of spying, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday suspended his death sentence and granted consular access to him.

The world court, in its verdict which was 15 to one in favour of India, said the death sentence awarded to Jadhav will remain on hold until Islamabad “effectively reviews and reconsiders’’ the conviction by a Pakistani military court.

The ICJ held that Pakistan had breached Art 36 (1) of Vienna Convention by denying consular access to him. “Jadhav’s death sentence should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the conviction or sentence in light of Pakistan’s breach of Article 36 (1), that is, denial of consular access and notification.’’

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