New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Italy’s refusal to send back the two marines charged with killing two Indian fishermen is “outright unacceptable”, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Tuesday.
“No country can, should or will be allowed to take India for granted,” she told Congress MPs at a meeting in parliament house here.
“All means must be pursued to ensure that the commitment made by the Italian government to our Supreme Court is honoured,” she said.
“The defiance by the Italian government on the question of the two marines and its betrayal of a commitment to our Supreme Court is outright unacceptable,” the Italy-born added.
The Supreme Court Monday said that Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini will not leave India following Rome’s refusal to send back marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone to face trial for killing the fishermen off Kerala Feb 15, 2012.