SC seeks response from Centre on plea of Kargil hero's father
A Bench headed by Justice R M Lodha issued notice to the Centre and sought response within ten weeks on a petition filed by Captain Kalia's father N K Kalia.
The Bench, sympathising with Kalia's agony, however, said it would examine whether it can direct the government to raise this issue at the international forum before passing such an order.
It, however, said the Centre is free to raise the issue on its own before any international forum.
“We fully share your agony. But what is the role of the court? Can we direct India to take up with the International Court of Justice?
“It is the highest court and our orders should be within the four corners of the Constitution. This is an important issue. If the government wants it can take up the issue with the ICJ and there is no need for our interference,” the Bench said.
Advocate Arvind K Sharma, however, pleaded that the government should be asked to respond on what actions it has taken during the last 13 years.
The Bench then issued notice to Ministry of Defence, Home Affairs and External Affairs and sought their response within 10 weeks.
Earlier on November 27, N K Kalia had moved the apex court seeking its direction to the government