Thursday, 18 July 2019
A cheer went up at Kulbhushan Jadhav's childhood home in Lower Parel, as news came that the ICJ had asked Pakistan to review his death sentence. While a childhood friend said Pakistan now has the "golden chance" to mend its ties with India, his family said they feared for his life as long as he was in Pakistan.
Jadhav's childhood friends had gathered at his childhood residence at Prithvi Vandan society on the N M Joshi Marg in Lower Parel to pray for a positive verdict on Wednesday. They erupted in joy as the International Court declared its verdict asking Pakistan to review its death sentence to Jadhav. They distributed sweets and released balloons into the sky to mark their celebration.
One of his childhood friends, Arvind Singh asked Pakistan to grab the opportunity to mend its ties with India by releasing him. Singh had started a campaign for Jadhav's release soon after his detention in Pakistan in 2016."Not just his friends but the entire India was behind Jadhav, and I cannot tell you how I am feeling today. I know he is not coming back today itself but this is a big relief for everyone who were praying for him.