Commenting on Pakistan's claims that ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case is in their favour, MEA said that Islamabad is reading from a different verdict as every clause of the ruling vindicates India's stand. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that every clause of the verdict is in India's favour. This drama, to my count, has happened over eight times since 2001: MEA on Hafiz Saeed

The Hague/ New Delhi: India on Thursday said that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case is a 'vindication' of its position on the matter. In its weekly briefing, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Islamabad has íts own compulsions to lie to its people.

"Frankly, it seems to me they're reading from a different verdict. The main verdict is in 42 pages, if there is no patience to go through 42 pages, they should go through 7-pages Press Release, where every point is in India's favour," Kumar said during a briefing here.

"The ICJ judgement is a complete vindication of India's position on the matter... It is incumbent on Pakistan to implement the ICJ verdict... The ICJ judgement is final, binding and without the provision of appeal... Pakistan has its own compulsions to lie to its people," Kumar said.

On Wednesday, ICJ at The Hague directed Pakistan to provide consular access to Jadhav and pulled Islamabad for violating the Vienna Convention for not providing the access despite repeated requests. The Court also asked Pakistan to review the trial carried out by the military court which ordered his execution.