Sunday, February 19, 2012

US court to hear 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

New York: A US court is set to hear on March 15 a plea for "default judgment" against India's Congress party for failing to defend charges of conspiring, aiding, abetting, organising anti-Sikh riots in November 1984. 

The case will be heard by Judge Robert W Sweet of the US Federal Court in New York, according to Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a US-based community organisation, which filed a motion before the Court on February 02 for such a judgement. 

The US court had issued summons to Congress party on March 01 last year asking it to file its answer within 21 days in the class action law suit filed under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA). 

with thanks : Zee News : link in the headline above for detailed news.

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