Vienna: The International Court of Justice ruled in the favour of India over Pakistan and granted it Consular Access to Kulbhushan Jadhav – an Indian naval officer – accused by Pakistan of spying.
The ICJ has also suspended the death sentence on Jadhav until Pakistan ‘effectively reviews and reconsiders’ his conviction.
The ICJ verdict was 15:1 in favour on India. The one vote against India came from the judge of Pakistan origin.
The verdict was read out at a public sitting of the United Nations court in The Hague.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, 49, was arrested by Pakistan in March 2016 and accused of espionage. A year later, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court.
Post his death sentence, India took Pakistan to the ICJ, and the execution was stayed in May 2017.