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Thursday 18 Jul 2019 02.38 PM

India calls upon Pakistan for Kulbhushan Jadhav's release, repatriation

India, Pakistan , Kulbhishan Jadhav,

New Delhi: Calling the ICJ verdict a vindication of its stand, India on Thursday called upon Pakistan to release and repatriate Kulbhushan Jadhav, a day after the International Court of Justice asked the neighbouring country to review and reconsideration of his conviction and the death sentence imposed on him. "We once again call upon Pakistan to release and repatriate Jadhav," External Affairs Minister S Jashankar said in a suo motu statement in both the Houses of Parliament.

He said the government will vigorously continue its efforts to ensure Kulbhushan Jadhav's safety and well being, as well as his early return to India, adding that the judgement is not only a vindication for India and Jadhav but for all those who believe in the rule of law and sanctity of international conventions.

Amid thumping of desks by members, Jaishankar said the government welcomed the world court's verdict. "The House, I am sure, will join me in this landmark judgement. The sentiments, I express in this matter, are those of the entire House and indeed of the entire nation," he asserted.

"The ICJ has directed that Pakistan is under an obligation to inform Jadhav without further delay of his rights and to provide Indian consular officer's access to him in accordance with the Vienna Convention," he said.

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