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Truth and justice will prevail: PM Modi on Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict

The Indian PM said that he is sure that Jadhav "will get justice" and his government will "always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian".

Published: 17th July 2019 09:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2019 09:03 PM   |  A+A-

PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi (File Photo | AP)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday welcomed the verdict of the International Court of Justice on Kulbhushan Jadhav, saying "truth and justice" have prevailed.

He said he is sure that Jadhav "will get justice". Modi also said that his government will "always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian".

In a major victory for India, the ICJ ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence for Jadhav pronounced by a Pakistani military court. Jadhav (49) a retired Indian Navy officer, 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 court Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf ordered an "effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Mr Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav".



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