GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of External Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 649
TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 16, 2012
War Crimes in Pakistan
649. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has taken up the issue of the capture, brutal torture and killing of Capt. Saurabh Kalia and 5 other soldiers of 4 JAT Regiment, by Pakistan during the Kargil war, with the UN Human Rights Council, to declare this act as a war crime and identify and punish all the perpetrators;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, the reason therefor, especially as this matter has already been delayed for over 12 years?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI E. AHAMED)
(a) & (b) The attention of the international community was drawn to these brutal acts of Pakistan including through our statement to the UN General Assembly in New York on September 22, 1999 and in our statement under Agenda Item 11 during the 56th session of the Commission on Human Rights on April 6, 2000.
(c) Does not arise.