new Delhi: In relation to declaration of Navy's retired officer Kulbhushan Jadhav in the case of death penalty awarded by Pakistani military court, India on Thursday said that it is expected that Jadhav will provide full diplomatic access soon to Pakistan, according to the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICG). Pakistan's military court has sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav to death, on which the International Court has now stopped the ban. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar said, "According to the decision of the ICJ after the favorable decision in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, and according to the Vienna Convention, we hope that he will be given full diplomatic access at the earliest."
He further said that Indian diplomatic officials are in touch with Pakistan in this regard through diplomatic channels and information related to the matter will be provided. Acting on the decision of the ICG, Pakistan had agreed to provide diplomatic access to Jadhav on July 18, "according to Pakistani law".
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has also said that he has given information to Jadhav about his rights for consular access under the Vienna Convention. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said, "Being a responsible country, Pakistan will provide diplomatic access to commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani law."
India has told Pakistan that according to the decision of the ICG, he has provided diplomatic access to Jadhav while taking action quickly. Since the arrest of a former officer in charge of espionage in March 2016, Pakistan has not let Indian officials meet Jadhav. In the meantime, Jadhav's family members met former Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday.
Sushma posted a picture of this meeting in New Delhi while writing to Twitter, "Members of Kulbhushan Jadhav's family come here to meet me today (on Thursday)." Best wishes to me from my side. "