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Pakistan Parliament passes bill to give Kulbhushan Jadhav right to appeal


  • Pakistan’s Parliament in its joint sitting enacted a law to give Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, the right to file a review appeal against his conviction by a military court. 
  • India had approached the International Court of Justice against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and challenging the death sentence. 
  • After hearing both sides, the Hague-based ICJ issued a verdict in July 2019, asking Pakistan to give India consular access to Jadhav and also ensure review of his conviction.