'Pakistan's victory': Twitterati weigh-in on Jadhav verdict

Published: July 17, 2019


PHOTO: REUTERS Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav. PHOTO: FILE

As the International Court of Justice (ICJ) turned down New Delhi’s plea to acquit and release Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, politicians, journalists and others were quick to herald the verdict as a win for Pakistan at India’s expense.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that “this is a victory for Pakistan” and that Jadhav would stay in the country and be treated in accordance with its laws.

Senior journalist Talat Hussain said the ICJ had turned down the demands to release and annul the Indian spy’s sentence.

“This practically admits he [Jadhav] is a spy and asks Pakistan to review the sentence through its own means and consular access,” he added.

Analyst Mosharraf Zaidi termed the verdict a win for Islamabad.

ICJ rejects India’s plea for acquittal, repatriation of Kulbhushan Jadhav

“New Delhi has wasted political capital and gained nothing of substance in this process. India’s leaders should be embarrassed by the outcome,” he tweeted.

Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the ICJ verdict showed that the Indian case had been rejected.

“Apparently they [ICJ] have also upheld the jurisdiction of the military court which sentenced him,” he wrote.

The federal minister congratulated the Pakistani legal team “for putting up great fight”.

The people of India and its media outlets, meanwhile, tried to spin the verdict in their favour by propping up the international court’s appeal to provide Jadhav with consular access.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted saying,”We welcome today’s verdict today. Truth and justice have prevailed.”

The Indian premier claimed that New Delhi would always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian.

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  • PakSal
    Jul 18, 2019 - 5:26AM

    Modi spins it way too much LOL … I think he believes all of the Indians are just plain stupid … Recommend

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