Amitabh Bachchan summoned by US court for ‘instigating’ violence against Sikhs

Amitabh Bachchan summoned by US court for ‘instigating’ violence against Sikhs

Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan has been summoned by Los Angeles federal court for allegedly instigating violence against the Sikh community during the November 1984 massacre. Bachchan has been accused of raising “Khooon Ka Badla Khoon” (blood for blood) slogan on October 31, 1984 after then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead by her two Sikh bodyguards.

As per the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Bachchan has 21 days after the service of summons to respond to the charges of human rights violations. “If you failed to respond, judgment by default will be entered against you for relief demanded in the complaint”, reads the October 27 summon issued by the US federal court.

The US district court here issued the summons on a complaint filed by New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) and two alleged victims of the anti-Sikh riots.

Running into 35-pages, the complaint alleges that Bachchan instigated people for violence after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

In the past several years, SFJ has unsuccessfully tried to drag several Indian leaders to US courts in the alleged human rights violations cases.

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