Italy on Monday, March 11 sent a letter saying that the two accused will not return to India to face murder trial.
Citing the response of the Italian government, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said, "I am reaching Delhi (Tuesday) night and I will take this issue up with the external affairs ministry. We are also looking to take up this issue legally."
Meanwhile, External Affair Minister Salman Khurshid said, "Reading the letter, no point in commenting without reading what they have to say."
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also slammed the Italian government for protecting the two marines who were supposed to be tried for murder in India. shot dead a couple of Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in Feb 2012.
The two accused - Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre - were allowed to go to Italy to cast their votes for general elections in the nation. Now, the latest move of the duo brought criticism for UPA and its Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
Here are some instances how Italian Marines rock Twitter becoming a platform for bashing the government:
Supriya Tyagi @SupriyaTyagi: Come India, Kil people here, enjoy hospitality, apply for country visit, go by business class flight and never come back. #ItalianMarines
Mamta Nigam @mamtan14: The #ItalianMarines Have shown the world What a Sixer PM #INDIA Has..Night watchman is compliment in comparision 2 a #Napunsakh MMS & Sonia
Barkha Dalal @barkhadalal: All @PMOIndia needed to do was ask Sonia Gandhi, how Italians outside country vote?
Devang Shah @DopeFloat: Maybe its just revenge for sending those Gujju tourists who look for a Pav Bhaji stand next to the leaning tower of Pisa. #ItalianMarines
Django;D is silent @tusharbent: Waiting 4 an absurd statement frm MMS,Salman Khurshid like being the biggest democracy we cldn't prevent #ItalianMarines frm right to vote
Dibang @dibang: MEA to summon Ambassador in #ItalianMarines case. PM has already called the decision unacceptable.
anildas @AnilDas_H: @calmgalin If they don't send the #ItalianMarines we will send Sonia Gandhi back to Italy with Rahul Gandhi
Pulkit Dublish @pulkitdublish: Mr Harish Salve was vociferously defending the #ItalianMarines. Where is he now. Does he not knew that Italians can vote from abroad
Devesh D Lalwani @DeveshDLalwani: Italy showed the world how to make a pizza. And now India has shown the world how to do a home delivery. #ItalianMarines
Un tale @cogltoergosum: Once they realize which country Italy became after elections, I think #ItalianMarines will swim back to India.
girish S @girishs2: #ItalianMarines why blame these 2 Italian Marines.What are we doing abt The Italian Family that is indirectly running this country for 25yrs
MicroGaand @MicroGaand: What about giving two Marines and take away Sonia Gandhi? Eh Italy? #ItalianMarines
Darvesh Akhtar @darvesh_akhtar: That's power... PM Manmohan Singh spoke three words (Italy's actions unacceptable) on #ItalianMarines . And he is trending now..
Ma'lakh @sphongle223: #ItalianMarines Those Italians took life of people who earn from fishing.They weren't armed Italian's just played them as a fun target.
Chandan Kumar @ch4nd4n: There is an Italian lady that Italy doesn't want back, and then, there are #ItalianMarines they don't want to give back.
Sathya Anand @Saffronista: cc Sonia Gandhi RT @TSNonNDTV Looking for a voice from Italy on our disco today on #italianmarines. Pls tag us if you know someone
Swadeshi Vichar @venky6666: #ItalianMarines India has become a corrupt banana republic thanks to criminal congress / Pakistani pimps & evil Italian Christian Mafia!
Sohil Ganeriwala @sohilganeriwala: Now khurshid will invite intalian PM for lunch and do nothing #ItalianMarines
Barkha Dalal @barkhadalal: Dear @PMOIndia, could you please investigate if #ItalianMarines were release in-lieu of #ChopperGate cover-up,it's very suspicious on timing
vivek bombaywala @VBombaywala: @TinaSharmaT The PM says that he came to know about the #ItalianMarines through newspapers. This tells us how well informed his office is.
Parth Kulkarni @parthya: Say whatever #ItalianMarines are very Pro. First did trial run in Christmas and then executed final escape now.
Ügrā @_ugra_: Well the #ItalianMarines could have as well stayed back in India and voted for the congress instead,no?
asHish pasam @AshishPasam: They should be punished for their conviction....Italy is trying to defend...no matter what,those Marines shall plead guilty. #italianMarines
Tejas Baldev @TejasBaldev: How about giving them some bonus. Can we send the Italian family back home as well? #ItalianMarines