Kulbhushan Jadhav, according to a media report.akistan’s National Assembly has passed a bill that will provide the right of appeal to Indian death-row prisoner
The National Assembly passed the ICJ (Review and Re-consideration) Bill, 2020 on Thursday aimed at allowing alleged Indian spy Jadhav to have consular access in line with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict, the Dawn newspaper reported.
Jadhav, the 51-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017.
India approached the ICJ against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and challenging the death sentence.
Speaking after the passage of the bill, Law Minister Farogh Nasim said had they not passed the bill, India would have gone to the UN Security Council and could have moved contempt proceedings against Pakistan in the ICJ.
Nasim said the bill was being passed in light of the verdict of the ICJ.
He said by passing the law, they had proved to the world that Pakistan was a “responsible state”.