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Azad lauds ICJ decision on Jadhav

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior leader today welcomed the decision of the International of Justice (ICJ) staying the execution of former naval officer Kulbhushan Jhadav and appealed to the to ensure justice and his return to

"The case against Kulbhushan Jadhav by was a sham and was in gross violation of international as his execution was ordered by a kangaroo without consular access. It is appreciated that the World saw reason in the Indian appeal," he said in a statement here.

The Leader of the Opposition in also appreciated the fact that the ICJ had turned down Pakistan's request that it be allowed to play a purported confessional video at the hearing.

He lauded the ICJ's unanimous decision granting a stay on the execution of Jadhav, who was sentenced to death in on espionage charges.

Azad congratulated the Indian team which represented the country at The Hague and stressed that the should "leave no stone unturned" to ensure justice for Jadhav and his return.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 17:22 IST