Pakistan will provide Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav with diplomatic access to the laws of his country and work is being worked out for this. The Foreign Ministry released a statement late Thursday night giving this information.
The Ministry also said that Jadhav has been informed about his rights under the Vienna Treaty on diplomatic relations.The Foreign Ministry said that on the basis of the decision of the ICJ, Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav has been informed about his rights under the paragraph 1 (B) of Article 36 of the Vienna Treaty on diplomatic relations. He said that as a responsible country, Pakistani commander Kulbushan Jadhav will provide diplomatic access to Pakistani laws, for which work is being worked on.
It is noteworthy that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had ordered Pakistan to re-think and convince Pakistani authorities on Wednesday to give the diplomatic access to the death sentence awarded to Jadhav. It is believed to be a big victory for India. Jadhav (49), retired officer of the Indian Navy, was sentenced to death on charges of espionage and terrorism after the hearing in Pakistan's military court in April 2017.
There was a lot of reaction in India on this. The 16-member bench, led by the court's president Abdulkawi Ahmed Yusuf, has ordered Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav to be convicted of 15 votes against one person and to make an effective review and reconsider the punishment he heard.