Section 133 of the aforementioned Act says that a convict can only challenge his sentence in "Court of Appeals consisting of the Chief of the Army Staff".
In simpler terms, a decision by a military court can't be challenged in civilian court.
Once the Act is amended, it will give convicts six months' time to question the sentence.
Do you know?
Thankfully, Jadhav has time on his hands
The six months which Jadhav might get will start from July 17, when ICJ ruled in India's favor by a vote of 15:1. To note, the death sentence was awarded to the former naval officer of India on April 10, 2017.
Earlier, Pakistan didn't organize a "fair meeting" between India, Jadhav
While this development will surely be welcomed by New Delhi, it should be recalled that when consular access was provided for the first time, India wasn't satisfied.
Indian official Gaurav Ahluwalia reported that Jadhav seemed under pressure from Pakistan to "parrot" their narrative.
In fact, Pakistan also recorded the meeting for "transparency purposes" and India said the access provided was unfair.