Pinarayi Vijayan added that as two lives had been misplaced with none provocation, “we need to bargain for an exemplary amount”.
- CNN-News18 Thiruvananthapuram
- Last Updated: July 4, 2020, 11:40 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in reference to the
trial of the Italian marines, accused of killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012. He mentioned it was unlucky that the Italian marines can’t be tried in India.
The Hague-headquartered Permanent Court of Arbitration Tribunal has upheld the conduct of the Indian authorities in the Enrica Lexie case in which the marines had been accused of killing the 2 Indian fishermen and mentioned New Delhi was entitled to get compensation in the case. But the tribunal additionally said the marines can’t be prosecuted due to the official immunity loved by them.
“Though compensation granted, unfortunate that the crime cannot be tried in Indian courts.It is quite shocking that such a grave crime committed against our citizens is not being brought to justice in our country,” mentioned Vijayan, including the transfer has saddened the bereaved households and other people of Kerala.
“The matter definitely deserved a more sensitive and cautious handling from the beginning and during the proceedings in the ITLOS, as it involved the loss of life of two innocent Indians,” he mentioned, including that the central authorities ought to take earnest efforts to construct worldwide stress for a good trial in Italy.
“If the award of the Arbitral Tribunal is not appealable as stated by the Central Government in the affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, Government of India should take earnest efforts to build international pressure for a fair trial in Italy,” he mentioned.
He added that as two precious lives have been misplaced with none provocation from the victims, we’d like to discount for an exemplary quantity. We must also preserve our choice of approaching the ITLOS throughout the stipulated time of 1 12 months if getting enough compensation will not be attainable by negotiations.