Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
exit_to_app
Russia invades Ukraine; unusual military action
access_time 2022-02-24T15:55:36+05:30
access_time 2022-05-27T09:44:32+05:30
Who is afraid of caste census?
access_time 2022-05-26T12:51:32+05:30
Kashmiri Pandits being let down again
access_time 2022-05-24T09:53:10+05:30
Its time to restore the rule of law
access_time 2022-05-23T12:17:31+05:30
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightWorldchevron_rightUS court asks Sonia to ...

US court asks Sonia to respond to 1984 case by Jan 2

text_fields
bookmark_border
US court asks Sonia to respond to 1984 case by Jan 2
cancel

New York: A US federal court has given Congress President Sonia Gandhi till Jan 2 to respond to a Sikh body's charges of protecting and shielding party leaders allegedly involved in the November 1984 anti-Sikh violence.

Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) had filed an amended class action complaint against Gandhi on Dec 4 citing what it called "specific instances of impunity, promotions and party tickets" to Congress leaders and police officials involved in 1984 violence.

The SFJ complaint against Sonia Gandhi invokes the federal court jurisdiction over the case based on Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1992 giving the survivors of human rights abuses the right to sue the perpetrators in the US.

The 38- page complaint demanding a jury trial of Sonia Gandhi alleges that her "acts and omissions were deliberate, wilful, intentional, wanton and malicious and should be punished by an award of compensatory and punitive damages".

While SFJ claims that the court summons were served on Sonia Gandhi through hospital and security staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York on Sep 9, Gandhi's attorneys had challenged the service of summons.

IANS

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Next Story