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Congress, CPI laud ICJ's stay on Jadhav death sentence

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The and of (CPI) have lauded the International of Justice (ICJ) ruling to stay the death sentence imposed by on former Indian Navy Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The ICJ earlier in the day granted a stay on execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav by pending the final decision of the It also told to give consular access to to meet Jadhav. This is a big diplomatic win for

Senior leader and former union minister welcomed the ICJ decision and urged the to use it as a trigger to bring back Jadhav safely.

"The of India must use the ICJ decision as a trigger to bring Kulbhushan Jadhav back. The ICJ has given a favourable decision which is absolutely humanitarian and content. Now, the of India must use this decision to see that Jadhav comes back home safely," Tewari told ANI.

Senior leader and Leader of Opposition in too welcomed the ICJ ruling.

"Case against Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan was a sham and was in gross violation of international law as his execution was ordered by a kangaroo without consular access. It is appreciated that the World Court saw reason in Indian appeal and could see through the false Pakistan propaganda by rightly turning down their request to play the purported confessional video during hearing earlier," Azad said in a statement.

Azad also congratulated the Indian team which represented the country in the International Court of Justice and stressed that the Government should not leave any stone unturned to ensure justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav and his return to our country.

leader D Raja said the ICJ ruling has vindicated India's stand on Jadhav.

He told ANI that the of India welcomes the ICJ verdict. It vindicates India's stand on this issue and finally truth prevails upon.

"Finally the truth will triumph and Jadhav will be brought back to the country. As a political party, we wanted Jadhav not be executed," said Raja.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 20:57 IST