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Sikh Genocide 1984: India’s ruling Congress party asked to respond with in two weeks by US Federal court

Ludhiana, Punjab (March 16, 2012): As per inforamtion available with "Sikh Siyasat" a US federal court has granted Congress an extension of 2 weeks to respond to the motion for "default judgment" in a law suit filed by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for its (Congress') failure to defend the charges of conspiring, aiding, abetting, organizing and carrying out genocidal attacks on Sikh population of India in November 1984.

Case against Indian Minister Kamal Nath in US Federal Court – US State Department Considering Immunity

Washington, USA (October 29, 2011): As per a detailed report (dated: October 29, 2011) by Anju Kaur, Sikh News Network (SikhNN) staff writer, Washington Bureau, the U.S. Department of State is still considering providing a statement of diplomatic immunity for Kamal Nath, Indian minister of urban development, who is facing a civil lawsuit in New York for his alleged participation in the genocidal violence against Sikhs in 1984 in New Delhi.

Sikh Genocide 1984: Kamal Nath’s presence in Belgium draws protests from Sikhs

Leuven/Belgium (October 13, 2011): Several hundred Sikhs gathered and protested in Leuven, Belgium in front of the Central Library where India’s Minister for Urban Development attended 5th EuroIndia Summit on Thursday. The protest rally was organized by Sikh organization of Europe including Sikh Council of Belgium and management committees of European Gurudwaras.

Sikh Genocide 1984: Sikh group seeks arrest warrant of Kamal Nath in Belgium

New York/USA (October 6, 2011): Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) a human rights groups spearheading prosecution of those responsible for November 1984 Genocide of Sikhs, has sought criminal prosecution and arrest warrant of Kamal Nath during his upcoming visit to Belgium for his role in massacre of Sikhs in November 1984.

Immunity for Kamal Nath – Arguments concluded, U.S. court reserved ruling

New York, USA (September 24, 2011): Judge Robert W. Sweet of the US Federal Court for the Southern District of New York heard arguments in Sikh Genocide case against Kamal Nath for his role in leading a mob which attacked Gurdawara Rakab Ganj Delhi on November 01, 1984 in which many Sikhs were burnt alive. In today's hearing, Kamal Nath failed to produce "Statement of Interest" from US Department of State in support of his claim to Diplomatic Immunity.

U.S. Federal court to hear immunity argument in Kamal Nath’s case on September 21

New York (August 19, 2011): On August 12, 2011 Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) filed response to Kamal Nath’s efforts to seek immunity in the Sikh Genocide Case pending before US Federal Court against Nath’s role in attack on Gurudwara Rakab Ganj in November 1984.

Sikh Genocide case: Kamal Nath attempts to find escape route, denies the service of summons

New York (June 30, 2011): In an attempt to find an escape route Indian Minister Kamal Nath, who is facing allegations of genocide and other international crimes, in a US court, in a tort suit, has denied the receipt summons in this case. Kamal Nath through his attorneys has filed answer to the summons issued by Judge Robert W. Sweet of the US Federal Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bring Charges for Newly Discovered Massacre of Sikhs: Human rights watch

New York (April 25, 2011): In a statement issued by Human Rights Watch, an international human rights body, it is said that the Indian government should ensure that those responsible for newly discovered massacres of Sikhs in 1984 are brought to justice, Human Rights Watch said today.

Congress using State authority and resources to defend itself

New York: (April 01, 2011): On the Summons issued on March 1, 2011 by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for conspiring, aiding, abetting and carrying out organized attacks on Sikh population of India in November 1984, Congress (I) has now hired Law Firm of Wiggin and Dana LLP in addition to the law firm of Sabharwal, Nordin and Finkel.

Sikh Genocide 1984: Congress (I) seeks more time to file reply in US court

New York (March 25, 2011): Congress (I) has asked the US District Court for the Southern District of New York to grant the party until June 24, 2011 to file its answer in November 1984 Genocide Case. Congress (I) has retained Sabharwal, Nordin and Finkel, the same New York based law firm which is co-counsel for Kamal Nath in this case.

Sikh Genocide 1984: Summons of U.S. Federation court served; Congress party of India to respond by 1 April

New York: (March 22, 2011): Congress (I) has been “served” with the “summons” issued on March 1, 2011 by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for conspiring, aiding, abetting and carrying out organized attacks on Sikh population of India in November 1984.

Congress (I) summoned by U.S. Federal Court for organizing 1984 Sikh Massacre

New York (March 1, 2011): On March 01, 2011, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued summons against Congress (I) for conspiring, aiding, abetting and carrying out organized attacks on Sikh population of India in November 1984. The summons against Congress have been issued pursuant to a class action law suit filed (SFJ v. Congress (I) SDNY (10 CV 2940)) under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA).

Statement of Asian Human Rights Commission concerning Kamal Nath’s Case

Ludhiana (February 02, 2011): A 'default order' issued by a District Court in the United States against Union Minister Mr. Kamal Nath has once again brought the question of sovereign and diplomatic immunity into domestic and international debates. The case at hand concerns the legal proceedings initiated against Nath at the New York Federal District Court by the plaintiff, an NGO named Sikhs for Justice. The plaintiff alleges that that Nath, among others, is a person suspected of having been involved in the infamous Anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

AHRC supports prosecution of Kamal Nath

New York (February 02, 2011): Demand of Sikhs for "no immunity" to Kamal Nath in pending case before US Court (10-cv-2940 Sikhs for Justice v. Kamal Nath) got the attention of International Human Rights Organizations when "Asian Human Rights Commission" (AHRC) in its recent statement supported the cause of justice for November 1984 victims and stated that "it is equally the responsibility of both governments to investigate, prosecute and punish crimes against humanity" and "the nature of charges against Kamal Nath prevents the Government of India and the United States Government from taking refuge in sovereign immunity in Nath's case".

Sikh bodies staged protest against India’s efforts to shield Kamal Nath

New Delhi (January 27, 2011): Hundreds of victims and widows of November 1984 staged a protest against Government of India’s efforts to save Minister Kamal Nath from trial in United States and demanded that Kamal Nath be dismissed from Ministership.

Case against Kamal Nath: India wants Diplomatic immunity; SFJ says Indian Democracy exposed

New York (January 24, 2011): Indian Government is exposed with regard to human rights issue by its efforts to get diplomatic immunity from U.S. for Minister Kamal Nath in Sikh Genocide Case pending against him in the US Court.

Sikhs Protest against Indian Minister Kamal Nath; Forced to move the Round Table Session

London (September 28, 2010): On the visit of Indian Minister Kamal Nath's visit to London, Sikh Federation ,UK today organized a successful protest outside the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. James (45-51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF) between 11am and 3pm.The motive of Kamal Nath's visit to London was to attend a Round Table Session on Highways Infrastructure at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

U.S. Court Moves against Indian Minister Kamal Nath for his role in 1984 Sikh Genocide

USA (August 07, 2010): As per information provided by Sikhs for Justice, the U.S. District Court of New York issued a certificate of default declaring that Kamal Nath, an Indian Member of Parliament and Minister for Roadways, has failed to respond to the summons issued by the court on April 06, 2010.

Hundreds of Sikhs Protested Against Kamal Nath’s Visit to UK

UK (May 12, 2010): Hundreds of Sikhs under the banner of Sikh Federation, UK protested the visit of Indian Minister Kamal Nath to the United Kingdom and chanted slogans on the periphery of Regent's Park outside the London Business School, UK.

1984 Massacre: Sikhs protest against Indian Minister Kamal Nath in US

New York (April 9, 2010): Sikhs protested the presence of Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Kamal Nath, who had instigated a Hindu killer mobs in the November 1984 to massacre Sikhs.

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