Pakistan offers consular access to convicted Indian spy Jadhav: reports

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Pakistan has decided to to offer consular access to convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, according to media reports.

The decision came in the wake of ICJ’s verdict which asked Pakistan to give consular access to Jadhav under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention.

Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said that post the “favourable judgement in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, we expect full consular access should be granted at the earliest – in full compliance and full conformity with the ICJ judgement and the Vienna Convention.”

On July 18, Pakistan agreed to grant consular access to Jadhav ‘according to Pakistani laws’.

Earlier, Pakistan had refused to allow Indian officials to meet Jadhav ever since his ‘arrest’ in March 2016 for alleged espionage.

India had approached the ICJ after he was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April 2017.