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Ahead of ICJ hearing, BJP hopes for early release of Kulbhushan Jadhav

ANI  |  Bengaluru/ Kolkata [India] 

As the International of Justice (ICJ) will on Wednesday resume hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the (BJP) expressed hope for early release of the former Indian naval officer.

Speaking to ANI, leader S. Prakash hoped that the Indian will succeed in bringing back Jadhav to

"will make every effort to see that Jadhav is released from Pakistan's illegal detention. He has been sentenced to death by the of Pakistan without even a hearing and without providing an opportunity to him to put forth his point of view. However, the Indian effort to secure his freedom has delayed the judicial process in Pakistan, and I am sure in the coming hearing the Indian will succeed in bringing back Jadhav to India," he said.

leader Rahul Sinha also expressed hope for justice in the matter.

"The will take its decision. We should not comment on it. The matter is in the and we hope that we will get justice," he told ANI.

The International of Justice will on Wednesday resume hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, who was sentenced to death by a in Pakistan earlier this year on charges of being an Indian spy.

challenged the verdict in the UN top court, which on May 18 asked Pakistan to not execute Jadhav before they decide the case.

In its arguments before the on May 15, had expressed its fear that Pakistan could execute Jadhav even before the gave its verdict.

Both and Pakistan will make their submissions before the ICJ.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 07:32 IST
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