GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of External Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2333
ANSWERED ON JULY 31, 2014
Torture and Killing of Indian Soldiers
2333. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state;
(a) whether Government proposes to take up the issue of the brutal torture and killing of Captain Saurabh Kalia and five brave soldiers by the Pakistan Army, with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to declare this heinous act as a ''war crime" and move the International Court of Justice to pressure Pakistan to identify and punish all the perpetrators of this brutal crime; and
(b) if so, the details thereof, and if not, the reasons therefor?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]
(a) & (b): Attention of the international community has already been drawn to these heinous and barbaric acts of the Pakistan army including through our statement to the UN General Assembly in New York on September 22, 1999, and in our statement to the Commission on Human Rights on April 6, 2000. The possibility of seeking legal remedies through the international courts was also thoroughly examined but not found feasible.
Government has continued to make all efforts to ensure that the noble sacrifices of these brave sons of the nation are never forgotten.