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Marines issue: Italy to approach UN, EU against India

Rome: Miffed over India's handling of the trial of its two marines on murder charges, Italy has said it would again knock the doors the UN, the EU and even the Commonwealth to press New

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 19, 2014 21:32 IST ]
marines issue italy to approach un eu against india
marines issue italy to approach un eu against india

Rome: Miffed over India's handling of the trial of its two marines on murder charges, Italy has said it would again knock the doors the UN, the EU and even the Commonwealth to press New Delhi to deal with the case quickly.


Italy accused Indian authorities of "ambiguous and unreliable" behaviour after India's Supreme Court yesterday postponed till February 24 the hearing of the case involving marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone.

The families of the two marines were frustrated with a series of delays in the case that has been percolating without charges for two years, Italian media reported today.

Foreign Minister Emma Bonino has said she would be urging a range of allies, from the NATO military alliance to the UN as well as the European Union, to press the Indian government to deal with the situation.

The case is "not bilateral" but has international importance and thus, requires a coordinated response, she told local media.

"We can't go and get them by military force" but "several initiatives" are open to the incoming government, Bonino said.

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