"On many counts, Italy pulled a fast one on India by deciding not to return the marines to stand the legal process with regard to the killing two Indian fishermen, off the Kerala coast in February last year.
The marines had gone to Italy for Christmas and came back promptly. When a Supreme Court order of February 22 permitted them to leave for Italy for four weeks to cast vote in elections, New Delhi had no clue as to what was in store.
The Italian envoy to India had given an undertaking, amounting to a sovereign guarantee following which, Supreme Court allowed the two marines to travel to and remain in Italy for four weeks and "return to India under the care, supervision and control of the Italian Republic."
What can India do to enforce the law? ICJ? UN? Foreign pressure? Demarche? End all diplomatic ties with Italy? More vows of action by our PM? Bury the hatchet and accept the blood-money on offer? No immunity for Italian scamsters any more? Invade Italy? Complain to the new Pope?
Let's discuss the issue including ethics of its all - Italy's action / Court's decision to allow them to temporarily go home (bright idea) / Right to vote vs trial obligation / etc
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