After public outrage on social media, on the Centre decision not to take up Kargil martyr Saurabh Kalia’s case at the International Court of Justice, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s stated that the government would approach the Supreme Court of India to ask if India can go to the International Court of Justice regarding martyred Captain Saurabh Kalia’s case. This reversal of decision by the Central government has come as a fresh lease of life for the war hero’s parents.
“If we look at it, this is good news and certainly gives us hope. But we have always requested the government to take some action. And the impact that this action will have on Pakistan, is more important,” Captain Saurabh Kalia’s father N.K. Kalia told a news agency.
“Everything is still on paper. The day some concrete action is taken, will be the day we’ll finally be hopeful. The fact that the government at least felt the need to take action, gives us hope,” he added.
Capt. Kalia along with five other Indian Army jawans were taken as Prisoner of War (PoW) by the Pakistani Army. He and the the other five were brutally tortured and later their bodies were returned to India. Though Pakistan has been on a denial mode ever since, it is to be seen what if the Supreme Court allows Government of India to take the issue forward to the International Court of Justice and how Pakistan would react on the same.