India welcomes ICJ order, says will work for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s early release

India welcomes ICJ order,

India on Wednesday welcomed ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav and said it will continue to work vigorously for his early release from Pakistan custody.

“We appreciate direction by International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Islamabad should review and reconsider conviction and sentence given to Jadhav by Pakistani military court,” MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar told reporters here.

“We expect Pakistan to implement directive immediately. This judgement validates India’s position on the case,” he said.

He said New Delhi will continue to work vigorously for Jadhav’s early release and return to India.

Earlier at The Hague in Netherlands, the ICJ verdict by 15-1 suspended the death sentence on Jadhav slapped by Pakistani military court but rejected New Delhi’s plea for his safe passage and return to India.