Congress welcomes ICJ verdict but express concern on Yadav’s safety


While welcoming the verdict of International Court of Justice, staying the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Congress on Wednesday said ‘concerns for his safety & well-being remain unaddressed’.

‘We welcome & celebrate ICJ decision to hold Pak in stark violation of Art 36 of Vienna Convention & staying illegally ordered execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav. However, concern for Jadhav’s safety & well being remains unaddressed!,’ AICC Media In-charge Randeep Surjewala said.

‘ICJ has authorised rogue Pak to-Review & reconsider Jadav’s case; In a ‘manner’ and ‘forum’ of their choosing. This Leaves Jadhav vulnerable to another miscarriage of justice ,’ Mr Surjewala said.

The Congress leader said the refusal by ICJ to allow return of Jadhav to India, was ‘unnerving’.

In its verdict, the ICJ said, ‘It is not the conviction and sentence of Mr Jadhav which are to be regarded as a violation of Article 36…these submissions made by India cannot be upheld.’

Surjewala urged the government to file a review of this part of the order. ‘Urge the Govt to seek revision of this part!,’ he added.