Indian politicians blast govt for releasing Italian marines
NEW DELHI (AP) - Angry politicians attacked the Indian government Tuesday for allowing two Italian marines accused of killing a pair of Indian fishermen last year to leave the country.
The government had allowed the marines to return to Italy in February to vote in national elections and to celebrate Easter with their families. Italy announced Monday it would not send the marines back to India to face trial as had been expected.
Opposition lawmakers held up proceedings in both houses of India's Parliament demanding the government explain what it plans to do to bring the marines back.
India said it is considering what steps to take next in the international dispute.