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Hope good sense prevails and Pakistan frees Jadhav: CPI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today hoped respects the verdict of the International of Justice and releases Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by its military on charges of espionage.

The of (CPI) also hit out at for showing "adamant attitude" after it refused to accept the world body's decision.

"The welcomes the ICJ's verdict staying the execution of Jadhav by Pakistan, though the final verdict is yet to be pronounced," it said in a statement.

The termed as "highly objectionable" the stance took after the ICJ passed the order yesterday and condemned the neighbouring country's stand of denying consular access to Jadhav.

"The party hopes that good sense will prevail upon Pakistan to respect the verdict and free Jadhav," the Left party added.

Pakistan's foreign office had yesterday said it does not accept the ICJ's jurisdiction in matters related to national security after the UN stayed Jadhav's execution.

It also hit out at India, saying the country has been "trying to hide its real face" by taking the case of Jadhav to the ICJ.

Jadhav, 46 a former Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities after which approached the highest UN judicial body with the plea to stay his execution.

The ICJ at the Hague yesterday instructed Pakistan 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: Fri, May 19 2017. 16:57 IST