Pakistan Bows To India’s Pressure, Kulbhushan Jadhav Gets Right Of Appeal

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New Delhi, 17th November 2021: Kulbhushan Jadhav has been given the right of appeal as per the decision of the International Court of Justice. Pakistan was continuously putting obstacles on this. Now the neighbouring country has taken a U-turn on this matter. 

A joint sitting of Parliament has passed a bill, according to which Jadhav will get the right to appeal as per the decision of the International Court of Justice. India was continuously putting pressure on this. 

Jadhav, a 51-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April 2017 on charges of espionage and terrorism. He was being denied to challenge the decision in the higher court, which India was continuously opposing. India had approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) challenging Pakistan’s denial of consular access to Jadhav and the death sentence. After hearing the arguments of both sides, the ICJ gave a verdict in July 2019. 

The International Court of Justice in the Hague, in its July 2019 decision, asked Pakistan to effectively review and reconsider its decision to convict and sentence Jadhav. Simultaneously, the court ordered India to give consular access to Jadhav without delay.