After rebuke, Pakistan rushes to implement ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Days after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said that its judgment in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case "binding, final and without appeal", the Government of Pakistan on Wednesday filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court regarding the death sentence of retired Indian Navy officer. According to the local media reports, the Pakistani government has asked the court to implement the decision of the International Court of Justice to meet the requirements of a fair trial.
Pakistan had recently provided second consular access to Indian prisoner on death row Kulbhushan Jadhav, days after Islamabad claimed that he has refused to file an appeal in a court here against his conviction by a military court.
However, India said that its officials were not given "unimpeded" consular access to Jadhav, adding that he was "visibly under stress".
Following which, Pakistan had last week granted India third consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, the 50-year-old retired Indian Navy officer who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism".
Jadhav, the 50-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" in April 2017. Weeks later, India approached the ICJ against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and challenging the death sentence.
The world court had ruled in India's favour and asked Pakistan to stay the execution and conduct a fair trial in the case.
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma