Friday, September 6, 2013

1984 Anti-Sikh riots:US court summons Congress president Sonia Gandhi

A US federal court has issued summons against Congress party president Sonia Gandhi for shielding Kamal Nath, Sajjan Kumar and other party leaders allegedly involved in inciting attacks on Sikhs in November 1984.

The summons were issued after  a complaint was lodged against Sonia  Gandhi by a Sikh group.

The suit under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) accuses Gandhi of shielding and protecting Kamal Nath, Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler and other Congress party leaders from being prosecuted for their alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
Almost 29 years after over 3,000 Sikhs were massacred in the Capital in the aftermath of the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi, justice continues to elude the victims.

with thanks : sahara Samay : LINK : for detailed news.

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