Indian prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is facing a death sentence in Pakistan, has got a big relief. Bowing to pressure from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the lower house of the Pakistan Parliament, the National Assembly has given its approval to a bill allowing Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal in higher courts.
The National Assembly of Pakistan on Thursday passed a bill to give the right of appeal to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is in jail in Pakistan, concerning the decision of the International Court of Justice. It must be noted that the International Court of Justice in its decision directed the Assembly to conduct an effective review and reconsideration.
Kulbhushan Jadhav is lodged in Pakistan jail since 2016 as Pakistan's intelligence agency abducted Kulbhushan Jadhav from Baluchistan. While the Government of India has been stating from the very beginning that Kuldeep Jadhav was a former Navy officer who had gone to Iran for a business deal and was abducted, and then he was handed over to the Pakistan Army.
While Islamabad has always accused Jadhav of being an Indian spy, and he was sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan. After this, the Government of India had approached the International Court of Justice considering the matter, and the decision was declared in favor of India, so Kuldeep Jadhav, who was in Pakistan's jail, could get a counselor.