Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed the International Court of Justice (ICJ) order staying the execution of former Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav and allowing India consular access to him.
“We welcome today’s verdict in the ICJ. Truth and justice have prevailed,” Modi said in a tweet, congratulating the international tribunal for its verdict “based on extensive study of facts”.
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
Besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi several other leaders too welcomed the ICJ verdict.
Rahul Gandhi, former Congress president
I welcome the ICJ verdict.
My thoughts tonight are with #KulbhushanJadhav , alone in a prison cell in Pakistan & with his distraught family for whom this verdict brings a rare moment of relief, joy & renewed hope, that he will one day be free to return to his home in India
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 17, 2019
Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram
Delighted by the expected positive ICJ verdict in the #KulbhushanJadhav case finding that Pakistan had erred in not providing consular access. Only one of the 16-member panel of judges had a dissenting opinion in the #KulbhushanVerdict&that was the Pak judge. Hope4early release.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 17, 2019
Amit Shah, Union Home Minister
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
Rajnath Singh, Union Defence Minister
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