Pakistan to amend Army Act to let Kulbhushan Jadhav appeal in civil court

Smrithi Mohan
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Pakistan to amend its Army Act in order to let Kulbhulshan Jadhav appear at the civil court to fight for his case months after the International Court of Justice ordered the government to give him his rights.

Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested by the Pakistani army from Balochistan during a counter-intelligence operation on charges of spying and terrorism. The government accused him of being a naval officer who was present on a secret mission. The Indian government agreed on his naval presence but said that he had taken early retirement and that there were no current links with him. He was sentenced to death but the International Court of Justice ordered Pakistan to suspend the death sentence while denying India's plea to release him. However, after the ICJ's verdict, Pakistan will amend its Army Act letting Kulbhulshan appear in the civil court as opposed to the current law which restricts him from filing a plea in the civil court.

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