Related Rule
India
Practice Relating to Rule 96. Hostage-Taking
India’s Geneva Conventions Act (1960) provides: “If any person within or without India commits or attempts to commit, or abets or procures the commission by any other person of, a grave breach of any of the [1949 Geneva] Conventions he shall be punished.” 
India, Geneva Conventions Act, 1960, Section 3(1).
In 2009, in a statement on the situation in Sri Lanka, India’s Minister of External Affairs stated that “the LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] must stop its barbaric attempts to hold civilians hostage.” 
India, Statement by the Minister of External Affairs on the situation in Sri Lanka, 22 April 2009.