In what seems like a big win for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), today, has asked Pakistan to review the death sentence of retired navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. The Court has also granted India consular access to the retired navy officer.
ICJ has agreed that Pakistan had violated the Vienna convention by denying India consular access to the former officer, who was convicted by a Pakistani military court and stated that the death sentence “should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the conviction and sentence.”
“A continued stay of execution constitutes an indispensable condition for the effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Jadhav,” said the ICJ.
The International court further, said “Pakistan deprived India of the right to communicate with and have access to Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, to visit him in detention and to arrange for his legal representation.”
Expressing joy over the verdict, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “The International Court of Justice has directed Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Yadav. It is no doubt a big victory for India.”