Published On : Wed, May 10th, 2017

MEA hails Swaraj’s ‘legal’ precision for Jadhav’s execution stay

New Delhi: With the International Court of Justice putting a stay on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution, the Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday hailed the precision and the legal action taken by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the matter.

MoS (External Affairs) VK Singh said, “ICJ’s approval to our stand proves that India was always right in saying that Pakistan was unnecessarily playing politics by giving a penalty of death sentence to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav.”

Singh applauded External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for putting her special attention on this matter.

“First and foremost we should all compliment our external affairs minister Sushma ji for taking very keen interest and a great concern she has exhibited,” Singh said.

“Swaraj called all people who could give legal advice, she herself is a lawyer and based on the legal advice we were able to file our petition to the ICJ and they have agreed to our stand,” he added.