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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: PM Modi expresses satisfaction at ICJ judgement

ICJ on Thursday stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Moazzam Ahmad Khan, head of Pakistan's delegation and ambassador, right, and Deepak Mittal, joint secretary of India's MEA, front row third from left, while waiting for judges to enter and read the World Court's verdict in The Hague, Netherlands. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister on Thursday expressed satisfaction at the order of the (ICJ), which stayed the of Indian in

He spoke to Minister of External Affairs to thank her and appreciated the efforts of advocate Harish Salve, who represented in the case, official sources said.

The Prime Minister's reaction came after the 11-judge bench of the unanimously stayed of who has been sentenced to death by a military court on charges of and subversive activities.

In a major victory for India, which had moved the UN's highest judicial body against the death sentence, the instructed to take all "necessary measures at its disposal" to ensure that was not executed pending a final decision by it.

The said that should have been granted consular access to its as per the to which both countries have been signatories since 1977.

The asserted its jurisdiction over the case of the 46-year-old former Indian Navy officer while noting that the circumstances of his arrest remain disputed.

The ruling came three days after and gave their submissions in the case.

First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 17:33 IST