Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday welcomed the verdict of the International Court of Justice on Kulbhushan Jadhav, saying justice will finally prevail.
“I appreciate the government for its relentless efforts to secure justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav and hope that this verdict would serve as a source of solace to the family members,” his secretariat tweeted.
I appreciate the government for its relentless efforts to secure justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav and hope that this verdict would serve as a source of solace to the family members. I am confident that justice will prevail ultimately. #KulbhushanJadhav
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) July 17, 2019
He said he is confident that justice will prevail ultimately. In a twitter message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the decision of the ICJ. He said that truth and justice has prevailed.
We welcome today’s verdict in the @CIJ_ICJ. Truth and justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts. I am sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice. Our Government will always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 17, 2019
Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah termed it a victory of truth which protects human dignity.
A great day at the @CIJ_ICJ! The verdict is a victory of truth and protects human dignity.
It is yet another manifestation of Modi Government’s diplomatic efforts and commitment to protect all Indians.
I congratulate Harish Salve ji for his stupendous efforts through the case.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 17, 2019
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said he spoke to Jadhav’s family and applauded their courage.
Spoken to #Kulbhushan’s family. Applaud their courage.
Satyameva Jayate https://t.co/iepXIdm7kI
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) July 17, 2019
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh described the judgement as a big win for India while former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj hoped it will provide much- needed solace to Jadhav’s family.
The ICJ’s verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav is big victory for India. The ICJ directing Pakistan to grant consular access to Jadhav and asking them to review the conviction and the sentence is a welcome decision.
It is also a big win for PM Sh.@narendramodi’s diplomatic initiative.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 17, 2019
In a major victory for India, the ICJ ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence to Jadhav, pronounced by a Pakistani military court.
A retired Indian Navy officer, Jadhav, 49, was sentenced to death on charges of “espionage and terrorism” after a closed trial in April 2017. His sentencing evoked a sharp reaction in India.
A bench led by president of the ICJ, Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, ordered an “effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav.