Kulbhushan Jadhav Verdict: Pakistan Grants ‘Consular Access’ to Jadhav

KJ Staff
KJ Staff


Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, an Indian national was born on 16 April 1970. On 10 April 2017, he was arrested in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on charges of terrorism and spying for India's intelligence agency, but Indian foreign ministry said he had been kidnapped last year from Iran and his presence in Pakistan has never been explained credibly. The Indian government said that Jadhav is a retired naval officer but denied any current links with him and added that he took premature retirement and was abducted from Iran.

Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death in Pakistan on 10 April 2017 but on 18 May 2017, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed the execution till the final judgement on the case. On 17 July 2019, court rejected India's appeal for Jadhav's release and ordered Pakistan to review his death sentence and also ruled that Pakistan should give consular access to him.

As per latest reports, Pakistan has granted consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

How did Imran Khan reacted to ICJ decision on Kulbhushan Jadhav?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the decision of International Court of Justice and said Pakistan would proceed as per law.

The Prime minister tweeted that "Appreciate ICJ's decision not to acquit, release and return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India,"


On the hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also welcomed the order. Modi ji tweeted that “We welcome today’s verdict in the @CIJ_ICJ. Truth and justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts. I am sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice. Our government will always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian"

Who Represented India at the ICJ?  

The famous Advocate Harish Salve represented India at the ICJ. He said that “The order assures a fair trial. There is, in fact, an obligation of result on Pakistan. And if the trial is not fair, we can go back and knock the doors of the ICJ.”

After the Decision of the International Court on Kulbhushan Jadhav case, his friends expressed their happiness and appealed to Pakistan's Prime minister (Imran Khan) by saying that their friend Kulbhushan should be released. One of his close friend Sachin Bal from Mumbai said, "Pakistan PM Imran Khan had said that he would make a new Pakistan. New Pakistan will not be formed by giving interviews. They have to do something new like releasing his friend.

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