US Court Issues Summons For Actor Amitabh Bachchan Over 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

amitabh-bachchan_350_040113041214LOS ANGELES, Oct 28 (Bernama) — A US court has issued a summons for Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan over allegations of human rights violations raised by a Sikh rights group, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

The US District Court issued the summons following a complaint filed by New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) and two alleged victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India.

The victims are Delhi based Babu Singh Dukhiya and Mohender Singh who lives in California.

The court has ordered Bachchan to respond to the allegations within 21 days.

The 35-page complaint claims Bachchan had instigated violence after the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi on Oct 31, 1984 in New Dehli.

SFJ has unsuccessfully attempted to drag a number of Indian leaders to US courts for cases of human rights violations in the last few years.

–BERNAMA

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