Flags of Honour Foundation along with founder Rajeev Chandrasekhar and Captain Kalia’s father Dr. N.K. Kalia, filed a petition in UN Human Rights Council seeking independent investigations on the torture and death of CaptSaurabh Kalia and five jawans of the 4 Jat Regiment during the Kargil War in 1999.
The petition was filed on 7 December 2012 with Mr Juan E Mendez, Special Rapporteur on Torture, Office of High Commissioner of Human Rights, UN Office Geneva.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar first raised the issue in Parliament and followed this with a letter to Mr S.M. Krishna, the then Minister of External Affairs on 23 August 2012. He urged him to take up the case with UNHRC to declare this heinous act as a war crime and move the International Court of Justice to expose and pressurize Pakistan too identify and punish all the perpetrators of this brutal crime.
On 15 May 1999 Capt Saurabh Kalia along with five Jawans – Arjun Ram, Bhanwar Lal Bagaria, Bhika Ram, Moola Ram and Naresh Singh had gone for a routine patrol of the Bajrang Post in the Kaksar sector when they were fired upon by Pakistan Army. They fought but ran out of ammunition and consequently captured alive by enemies. They were subjected to inhuman torture (as evident from their bodies and post mortem report) in captivity and killed. Pakistan Government then returned their mutilated dead bodies 09th June 1999. Recently, a petition in Supreme Court was also filed by Dr Kalia to seek justice for his martyr son and five soldiers.
Flags of Honour Foundation continues to pursue and support for justice for Captian Saurabh Kalia.