In its verdict in the case on July 17, 2019, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to undertake an “effective” review; of the conviction and sentence of Jadhav. The International Court of Justice asked Pakistan to grant consular access to him without further delay. “Last year the ICJ gave a decision in favour of India. We are in touch with Pakistan through diplomatic channels on implementation of ICJ decision“, sources said. However, the world court had ordered Islamabad to carry out an effective “review and reconsideration” of his conviction.
Explicitly, Pakistani security forces purportedly “arrested” Jadhav from Balochistan on March 3, 2016, after he allegedly entered the country from Iran as claimed by Islamabad. India has rejected Pakistan’s allegations about Jadhav’s involvement in spying and subversive activities. Moreover, Kulbhushan Jadhav claims that the Pakistani Forces kidnapped him from the Iranian port of Chabahar where he ran a business.