The Diplomatic Aftermath: From Indian Law to the Laws of the World
Seemant Garg & Himanshi Aggarwal
Amity Law School, Amity University, Haryana
Italy and India have been trading with each other for more than 2000 years. In fact, Italy houses 2nd largest Indian population in the whole Europe. Despite the existence of such facts, the present scenario spells otherwise. Killing of the two Indian fishermen, by the Italian marines near the Kerala coast, has created multitude of tensions between the two nations. Unable to reach a verdict in the present case, PCA’s ruling has served both the countries on different issues. The failure to sew an extradition treaty has further complicated this situation. Political agendas have already played their respective roles in relieving the marines from prosecution in India. The issue of jurisdiction is the only pillar left, which is preventing the whole incident from toppling down. Both India and Italy, are trying their best to incline the issue in their respective favors but the power of sovereignty is still left to adjudicate.