The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India welcomes International Court of Justice’s (ICJ’s) verdict staying the execution of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan, though the final verdict is yet to be pronounced.

The Party feels that Pakistan government’s adamant attitude that it will not accept the verdict is highly objectionable. Even its earlier stand denying consular access and notification is highly condemnable. The ICJ felt that Pakistan has failed to respect Article 1 of the Optional Protocol of the Vienna Convention of Human Rights by its positions.

The Party hopes that good sense will prevail upon Pakistan to respect the verdict and free Jadhav.

Source: Communist Party of India via Solidnet / RedGlobe