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VHP hails ICJ verdict on Jadhav, congratulates Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad 

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today hailed the verdict of the International of Justice on Kulbhushan Jadhav and expressed hope that the Indian national lodged in a jail will now be allowed consular access.

"Congratulations to Prime Minister Modi, Minister for External Affairs and the entire legal team which forcefully argued the Indian case before the International of Justice. They have done proud", VHP international working president Pravin Togadia told PTI over phone.

"We are confident that today's development will compel to review its unreasonable stance whereby it has denied consular access to Jadhav, who is helplessly languishing in jail, without any resources to defend himself", he said.

"We are sure that the will see to it that Jadhav does not have to suffer for long. He has been falsely accused of spying and We pray for his release and we are confident that he will come back home safe and soon", Togadia added.

claims to have arrested Jadhav from Balochistan province in March last year while maintains that the retired navy officer was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests.

had moved the International of Justice (ICJ) last week alleging that the death penalty awarded to Jadhav violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

The ICJ today instructed Pakistan to take all "necessary measures at its disposal" to ensure that Jadhav was not executed pending a final judgement of the global court.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 20:57 IST