After a long and intense legal battle that lasted over two years, the International Court of Justice now ruled in favour of India, directing Pakistan to suspend his death penalty and grant consular access to him.
This is being seen as a major diplomatic victory for India. Here’s how Indian Twitter reacted to the news.
We welcome today’s verdict in the @CIJ_ICJ. Truth and justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts. I am sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 17, 2019
Our Government will always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian.
I welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in suspending the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav and for granting consular access to India. #KulbhushanJadhav— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) July 17, 2019
I warmly welcome the ICJ judgment staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav & granting consular access to India. Truth and justice prevails. This son of our soil must be back soon with his family.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 17, 2019
I wholeheartedly welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is a great victory for India. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 17, 2019
Soon after the ICJ’s verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, his family and friends started celebrating in Mumbai as the court suspended the death sentence. #JusticeForJadhav #IndiaWinsJadhavCase https://t.co/LKkajDEI3l pic.twitter.com/Y4uP9LNIJa— News18.com (@news18dotcom) July 17, 2019
By a historic verdict ICJ has saved #Kulbhushan Jadhav from the gallows. A great victory for Team India. Jadhav who hails from Satara, was unjustly framed by Pakistan on charge of spying. Count has also asked Pakistan to grant Consular Access. Pakistan must now free Kulbhushan. pic.twitter.com/zRWyPK5Klx— Prithviraj Chavan (@prithvrj) July 17, 2019
सत्यमेव जयते।— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 17, 2019
ICJ verdict affirms India’s stand and brings much needed relief to the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Congratulations to PM @narendramodi ji & @MEAIndia for pursuing the case relentlessly and reiterating commitment towards ensuring safety of every Indian.
Some hailed the decision.
I would like to welcome & Great thank for verdict of ICJ on kulbhushan jadhav . The IndianDiplomacy by honourable PM Shree.Narendra Modi is really very good one for protection of India .It is a historical verdict which shows the actual image of Pakistan.#IndiaJadhavVictory— Sunil Kumar Das (@709459) July 18, 2019
Interesting fact:— Mujaid Alam Bakarwal🇮🇳 (@alam_mujaid) July 18, 2019
The verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav was about his right to Consular Access, which was otherwise denied by Pakistan against Vienna Convention, and not his acquittal.
So, What is Pakistan and their bots exactly celebrating?🤔@AdityaRajKaul (1/2)#KulbhushanVerdict
Of course it is a proud moment for every Indians.— A.R.K. (@ASg1956) July 17, 2019
But I would like to congratulate our legal team especially @harishsalvee ( the unsung hero) for putting our side in a right way which results in this verdict from @CIJ_ICJ in our favour.
I totally disagree with your last sentence
Congratulations to you sir and the entire team that worked meticulously with dedicationto to achieve this verdict.— Lali (@LaliGanguli) July 17, 2019
One step forward to get #KulbhushanJadhav back to India to Hero’s welcome. #SatyamevaJayate
Huge victory for India in #KulbhushanJadhavCase 🇮🇳— Sakshi Thakur 🇮🇳 (@_Sakshi_Thakur_) July 17, 2019
1. ICJ grants consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.
2. ICJ slammed Pakistan & suspends Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence.
Total 15 Judges out of 16 Judges voted in favor of India.
Jai Hind 🇮🇳#KulbhushanVerdict pic.twitter.com/ENc8b4SU9o
Some were quick to point out the hurdles in India’s way.
India prayed primarily for three: Acquittal, Release & Return of #KulbhushanJadhav. These pleas stand rejected by ICJ.— Saqib Shahzad (@SaqibSh21700057) July 17, 2019
There was also a secondary plea for Consular Access. This stands granted.
About reviewing #KulbhushanVerdict: the court has left it to Pak, not obligated it.
Narendra Modi Welcomes the ICJ verdict.— Uka LFC (@uka8) July 18, 2019
Imran Khan appreciates the ICJ Verdict
Both having their say on Kulbhushan Jadhav in different spin
Seems Kulbhushan Jadhav not being released or freed and will remain in Pakistan
A verdict of ICJ at Hague,for review of kulbhushan jadhav’s trial by Pak has vindicated India’s stand& Pak’s sinister designs.We are on halfway only on path to victory.He must be aquitted& return home.That will be real&true moment of joy for our Nation.Till then v must keep calm.— email@example.com (@vinodgarg1953g1) July 18, 2019
Read the verdict carefully— Bilal (@Baba_Jee_) July 17, 2019
"India's request… to restrain Pakistan from giving effect to the sentence or conviction…the Court finds these submissions made by India cannot be upheld"
In short, Jadhav can be hanged pic.twitter.com/DGJdozJ06o
May God give Pakis enough will power to release him and our committed govt. makes extreme efforts to get its innocent citizen released.— VK Sharma (@vinoks) July 18, 2019
Keeping fingers crossed keeping in mind the rogue state of affairs that side.