Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ orders stay on death sentence
New Delhi : In a big victory for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered a stay on death sentence by Pakistani Military Court and ruled in favour of consular access.
The court has said that the Jadhav’s death sentence should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the conviction/sentence in light of Pakistan’s breach of Art 36(1) i.e. denial of consular access and notification.
The court ruled the decision in India's favour with 15-1 voting result.
Hailing the verdict, former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted, "I wholeheartedly welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is a great victory for India. I thank the Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi for our initiative to take Jadhav's case before International Court of Justice."
The court also affirmed that Kulbhushan Jadhav must be provided with consular access.