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Pak Loses Face, Jadhav Gets lifeline

DNMUM388994 | 5/19/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :626 | India

ICJ halts hanging till final judgment

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s diplomatic gamble in approaching a world body against Pakistan paid off, when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ruled in favour of India, staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court on charges of espionage.
It’s a big shift in diplomatic posturing, say experts. They say it demonstrates the new-found global clout and confidence of the South Block, the seat of the Ministry of External Affairs. In its typical “disruptionist” approach questioning the status quo, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, under instructions from the PM, broke the convention set after the 1971 war to limit disputes with Pakistan to
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