PM Narendra Modi welcomes ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case


Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and said that ”truth and justice have prevailed.”

The PM took to Twitter and said, ”We welcome today’s verdict in the 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,” the PM assured.

The remarks from PM Modi came shortly after the UN Court on Wednesday suspended the death sentence awarded to former Indian Navy commander Kulbhushan Jadhav who was convicted of being a spy by Pakistan’s military court.

Reading out the much-awaited verdict in the case, the UN Court said that Pakistan had violated the  Vienna Convention by denying India consular access to Jadhav.

The international court, which ruled in favour of India by 15 votes to 1, also directed Pakistan to review the death penalty given to Jadhav in 2017 by its military court.