ENRICA LEXIE SHOOTOUT; INDIA RETALIATES IN COURT.

Enrica Lexie italy india clash
UNION AND KERALA STATE GOVERNMENTS QUESTION STATEMENTS MADE BY THE ITALIANS IN SUPREME COURT. 
NewDelhi: While the Enrica Lexie shootout scandal traverse new heights, the two countries report contrasting statements before the supreme court of India thereby giving clear indications that the case is not heading for a smooth compromise.The two nations Italy and India clash on the much debated topic yet again before court of law.Earlier the Italian counsel stated that the Italian commandos fall under special category of jurisdiction and hence couldn't be prosecuted.To this the union additional solicitor general Gaurav Banerjee replied that only diplomats and higher officials enjoy such privileges and as the Italians could only be regarded as security officers of a merchant vessel they couldn't be treated under the same head. Lets have a look at the important claims from both sides.
Italy:-
  • The incident took place 20 nautical miles away from Indian coast and thus India doesn't have the power of jurisdiction in the area.
  • The safety officers resorted to such extreme measures only for sake of self defence as the boat was only 100 meters away from the vessel.
  • The boat wasn't registered under Indian merchant ships regulation.
  • The Italians fully co-operated with the Indian officials and complied with all the guidelines.Thus their intention was good and well clear.
India:-
  • India holds full rights over the living and non-living resources of the area as it came within India's special economic zone.
  • India is responsible for the safety of the fishermen who abide in the area.
  • A special order ailing from 1981 has claimed the jurisdiction to that effect.
  • Thus they underlined the fact that Indian law was applicable in the accident zone.
 In between news stating an outside court compromise to the issue was on air.But the latest happenings completely nullify such thoughts.The controversial shootout which took the lives of innocent fishermen is still on.
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