The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday said Pakistan cannot hang Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav for now and ordered Islamabad to give consular access to him. “Pakistan shall take all measures to ensure that Jadhav is not hanged until a final decision by the court,” said ICJ judge Ronny Abraham. “The circumstances of his arrest are in dispute… India should have been given consular access as per Vienna Convention”.
Pakistan says Jadhav, 46, was arrested in March last year in the restive Balochistan province. In April, a military court sentenced him to death for alleged involvement in spying and subversive activities. India has contended he was kidnapped from the Iranian port of Chabahar and his secret trial was a “farce”. Read more