Court orders Indian government to compensate terror victims abroad

Published 22 December 2011

The high court in Kerala, India has ruled that the central government is responsible for paying compensation to the families of Indian citizens killed abroad in terrorist attacks if the foreign government is not willing; the ruling stems from a petition filed by Margaret D’cruz, whose husband was killed by a bomb blast while working in Saudi Arabia in 1985; the court ordered the Indian government to compensate the widow as Saudi authorities did not investigate the case or prosecute the terrorists; under Saudi law the perpetrators must pay compensation

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