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Kiren Rijiju praises Swaraj following ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav

ANI  |  Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] 

Minister for State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday praised External Affairs Minister for convincing the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav albeit temporarily.

"We must complement the foreign ministry by Sushma Swaraj, because, the commitment was given by it to the that will do everything to help in the Kulbhushan Jadhav's case," Rijiju told media.

Union Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar also expressed his contentment over the decision.

"The stay given by International at The Hague in Kulbhushan Jadhav case is a very big decision. Our only concern is would take care about the safety and security and in continuous term would give a report to the We urge the the safety and security and health," Kumar told media.

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

People from all walks of life today welcomed the stay on the execution of former Indian Naval officer and alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan military court.

The stay order was issued by the ICJ.

Earlier, Justice Ronny Abraham of the ICJ read out the much-awaited verdict and asserted that the Kulbhushan Jadhav's case was indeed debatable, and added that the ICJ had prime facie jurisdiction in the case.

The final verdict is expected in August.

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