The authorities of Pakistan have decided to grant the consular access to the detained India spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. Kulbhushan who is in Pakistan’s custody and had been convicted by the Pakistani courts for the charges of espionage.
As per the statement issued by the Foreign Office, pursuant to the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav has been informed of his rights under Article 36, Paragraph 1(b) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
As a responsible state, the authorities of Pakistan have decided to grant the consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav according to the laws of Pakistan, for which modalities are being worked out, the statement added.
On 17 of July, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had rejected the remedies sought by the neighbouring country India. The Indian authorities had pleaded the ICJ to annul the decision of the Pakistani military court convicting the Indian serving commander, his release and safe passage to India but ICJ rejected.
ICJ, in its verdict, said that Pakistan should review the death sentence for Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, saying the Islamabad violated his right to consular visits.
The judge Abdulqavi Ahmed Yousaf further remarked that Pakistan and India are signatories of the Vienna Convention.