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USA: Sikhs for Justice want Sonia Gandhi to depose before US court in 1984 Sikh genocide related lawsuit

January 26, 2014 | By

New York, USA (January 26, 2014): Sikhs for Justice, a US based Sikh human rights and advocacy group wants Congress president Sonia Gandhi to depose before a New York Federal Court in a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her after she informed the court that she had not visited the US in September last year and was not served summons in the case.

Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has been given time till February 6, 2014 by the court to investigate whether Sonia Gandhi was in the city between September 2 and September 9, 2013, and file its opposition to Gandhi’s motion to dismiss the human rights violation lawsuit due to insufficient service of summons.

Attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, legal advisor of Sikhs for Justice, said the plaintiffs will request the court to make the Congress president depose before it regarding her presence in the US in September 2013 and on the service of summons on her.

Sonia Gandhi had submitted a new declaration on January 13, 2014 to the US court in support of her motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

In the declaration, Sonia Gandhi stated that she was “not in New York or in the US during the said period”. But, the SFJ has maintained that she was in the city for medical treatment at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre.

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