New Delhi: India is pursuing with Pakistan the case of Captain Saurabh Kalia, who was tortured and killed by Pakistani troops after being captured in the Kargil sector in May 1999, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Sunday. "We are handling it in an appropriate manner. We will pursue it and now we are pursuing it with Pakistan," he told reporters here after laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Indian victory in the 1971 war with Pakistan.
The Minister was asked if India was pushing for a probe by Pakistan into the death of Captain Kalia. Captain Kalia's father N K Kalia has taken up the case with the United Nations Human Rights Commission for a direction to Pakistan to probe the death of his son. He has also filed a plea in the Supreme Court to direct the government to take up the case of his son's torture at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague. The Supreme Court had on Friday sought response from the Centre on NK Kalia's plea.
However, India is not in favour of taking the matter to ICJ as it feels that it was a bilateral issue and it has always maintained that there should be "non-interference" by ICJ in "bilateral or internal" matters. "And this (Kalia issue) is obviously a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan and, therefore, the position we have taken in ICJ for a very, very good
12:51 PM, Dec 16, 2012
Flags of Honour Foundation, Dr NK Kalia and Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP, petition UN Human Rights Council seeking independent investigations on the torture and death of Capt Saurabh Kalia. New Delhi, 11 Dec 2012; The fight to seek justice for Capt Saurabh Kalia and 5 jawans of the 4 JAT, reached the UN with the petition filed in United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by Flags of Honour Foundation, Dr NK...
04:07 PM, Dec 11, 2012
New Delhi: Kargil war hero Captain Saurabh Kalia's father Dr NK Kalia has approached the United Nations to secure justice for his son who was captured, tortured mercilessly and then brutally killed by the Pakistani Army. A petition has been filed in the UN by Dr NK Kalia, MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar and the Flags of Honour Foundation. The petitioners urged the United Nation Humans Rights Commission to ensure that a...
03:25 PM, Dec 11, 2012