September 27, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Washington DC (September 26, 2013): Ahead of Obama-Singh summit in White House, a Federal Court in Washington DC has issued summons against PM Manmohan Singh for his role in crimes against humanity perpetrated upon the Sikh community in India.
The rights violation case “SFJ v. Manmohan Singh”, has been docketed under 13-cv-01460 and assigned to US District Judge, James E. Boasberg. The Plaintiffs have 120 days to serve the summons and complaint on PM who will be in Washington this week to meet US President Obama.
The human rights violation law suit against PM Manmohan Singh has been filed by “Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ) under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) for funding several counter insurgency operations in Punjab resulting in more than hundred thousand Sikhs being killed extra judicially by Indian security forces. The plaintiffs in the class action human rights violation law suit against PM Manmohan Singh are seeking compensatory and punitive damages for the torture and extra judicial killings at the hands of the Indian security forces. Under ATCA and TVPA, the US Federal Courts have jurisdiction over cases of human rights violations even though violations have occurred on foreign soils as in this case.
Copy of US Court Summons against Dr. Manmohan Singh, PM of India:
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