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Har CM welcomes ICJ order

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today welcomed the stay on the execution of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, on death row in Pakistan, saying it was a "huge international feat" pulled off by the

"I compliment Prime Minister Modi, External Affairs Minister and the legal team, which worked tirelessly to pull off this achievement," he said in a statement here.

In a major victory for India, which had moved the UN's highest judicial body against the death sentence, the International of Justice (ICJ) today stayed the execution of Jadhav.

The chief minister said, "The ICJ directing to take all 'necessary measures at its disposal' to ensure that Jadhav was not executed pending a final decision by it, is a huge international feat pulled off by the "

"I am sure the central will eventually succeed in securing the release of Kulbhushan Jadhav," he said.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 19:23 IST