Pakistan plans to amend the Army act, section 133 which will give Kulbhushan Jhadav right to appeal in a civilian court and opens the door for India to provide legal aid to him. Section 133 of the Pakistani Army act provides provision for the appeal but only in a "Court of Appeals consisting of the Chief of the Army Staff..." or the court of appeals consisting of Brigadier or Major General but can't appeal in a civilian court. The amendment, if passed, will be a major reform process which can make Pak military court more transparent because the amendment opens the gate for others in Pak to appeal against Pakistan's military court's order and judgements. On 26 April 2017, the High Commission of India in Islamabad transmitted to Pakistan, on behalf Jadhav’s mother, an "appeal" under Section 133 (B) and a petition to Pakistani government under Section 131 of the Pakistan Army Act. On 2nd September, India got first consular access for Kulbhushan Jhadav in 3 years with Indian deputy high commissioner (DHC) Gaurav Ahluwalia in Islamabad meeting him for 2 hours.
Source: dna November 13, 2019 08:32 UTC