Stay on Jadhav’s death sentence ‘major achievement’ for India: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 May 2017, 11:02 PM
Stay on Jadhav’s death sentence ‘major achievement’ for India: Rijiju
Stay on Jadhav’s death sentence ‘major achievement’ for India: Rijiju

Reacting on the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) stay on the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said the stay order is a “major achievement” for India.

Last year, Pakistan arrested Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired Indian naval officer, on alleged charges of ‘spying’. He was later sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court.

“The stay on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav’s hanging in Pakistan is a major achievement for the Government of India,” the told reporters on the sidelines of an event in New Delhi.

However, Rijiju didn’t give much information on centre’s next move in Jadhav’s case and said “the matter is being handled by the ministry of external affairs and not the home ministry.”

Also Read: Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: International Court of Justice stays hanging of Indian national in Pakistan

The International Court of Justice on Tuesday stayed death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav awarded by a Pakistani military court.

The order of the court came a day after India approached it against the death sentence handed down to Jadhav by Pakistan last month. 

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:22 PM
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