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EAM says ICJ order a "great relief", thanks attorney Salve

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

External Affairs Minister today termed as a "great relief" the International of Justice (ICJ) order staying the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in and asserted that the will "leave no stone unturned" to save him.

She also thanked senior lawyer Harish Salve who was India's attorney at the Hague and argued the case before the global


In a series of tweets, she said, "The ICJ order has come as a great relief to the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav and people of "

Swaraj said, "We are grateful to Harish Salve for presenting India's case so effectively before ICJ. I assure the nation that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi we will leave no stone unturned to save (him)."

She also complimented the team of officers from her ministry for their tireless efforts and hard work put up in the matter.

The ICJ at the Hague stayed the execution of 46-year-old Indian Navy officer Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military on charges of espionage and subversive activities.

In a major boost to India, which has moved the UN's highest judicial body in the case, the ICJ instructed to take all "necessary measures at its disposal" to ensure that Jadhav is not executed pending a final decision by it.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 17:48 IST
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