Chennai: Janata party president Subramanian
Swamy on Thursday said India must stand firm on the issue concerning
the killing of two Indian fishermen, allegedly by two Italian
marines, describing them as "just plain killers."
"The Prime Minister must continue to stand firm on the
issue of the unprovoked and reckless killing. These two sharp
shooters are just plain killers and there is no international
law or bilateral agreement that provides for the murderers to
be sent back to Italy for trial," he said in a statement here.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti had spoken to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday on the row over killing of
two fishermen allegedly by two Italian marines and agreed the
issue should be resolved amicably in accordance with the law.
The two marines have been charged with murder for allegedly
gunning down the fishermen on Feb15 from the Italian vessel
`Enrica Lexie` after suspecting them to be pirates.