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Nation welcomes ICJ's order, wants Jadhav to return soon

ANI  |  Chandigarh (Punjab)/ Mumbai (Maharashtra)/Kanpur/Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

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 military

The stay order was issued by the International of Justice (ICJ).

People in Varanasi burnt Pakistan's flag and raised slogans against that country. Ecstatic cries of Mata Ki Jai and Vande Mataram echoed across the country.

Some people distributed sweets and, burst crackers near Jadhav's Powai residence and others Jadhav's returns to safely.

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.

The only condition under which Jadhav now stands to face execution is if does not comply with the ICJ's decision. can then go to the United Nations Security Council, which may then decide upon measures to be taken to give effect to the judgement.

The UN charter entails that 'each member of the United Nations undertakes to comply with the decision of the International of Justice' and 'if any party to a case fails to perform the obligations, the other party may have recourse to the U.N. Security Council.'

A military had awarded the death sentence to former Indian naval officer Jadhav on April 10 for alleged "espionage and subversive activities."

However, India, after being denied consular access for 16th time, dragged to the ICJ on May 8 for violating the Vienna Convention.

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

First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 19:22 IST
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