Not In Favour Of Withdrawing Italian Marines Case From Top Court: Pinarayi Vijayan

It is unlucky that the trial will not be going down in our nation, Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned (File)


Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday mentioned it was unlucky that the trial of the Italian marines, accused of killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012, was not going down in India and mentioned the state was not in favour of withdrawing the case from the Supreme Courtroom.

The Hague-headquartered Everlasting Courtroom of Arbitration Tribunal has upheld the conduct of the Indian authorities within the Enrica Lexie case wherein the marines have been accused of killing the 2 Indian fishermen and mentioned New Delhi was entitled to get compensation within the case.

However the tribunal additionally acknowledged that the marines can’t be prosecuted because of the official immunity loved by them.

“It is unlucky that the trial will not be going down in our nation. Some media experiences prompt that we have been unable to pose our arguments effectively with the Tribunal. Nonetheless, concerning the compensation, our nation must take robust steps to make sure it,” Mr Vijayan mentioned.

When requested concerning the Centre’s choice to file an affidavit within the Supreme Courtroom to withdraw the case, Mr Vijayan mentioned Kerala was not in favour of it.

“If the centre is planning to withdraw the case, Kerala will not be in favour of it and can inform the centre,” Mr Vijayan mentioned.

The worldwide tribunal had held that the 2 marines violated the worldwide regulation, and in consequence Italy breached India’s freedom of navigation underneath the United Nations Conference on the Legislation of the Sea (UNCLOS), Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned throughout an internet media briefing on Thursday.


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