Amitabh Bachchan Gets Summons from US Court for Human Rights Violation

Published: 25th February 2015 06:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2015 06:34 PM   |  A+A-

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LOS ANGELES: Bollywood superstar Big B received summons from a Los Angeles court for allegedly violating human rights.

New York-based Sikh for Justice (SJF) filed a lawsuit against the actor claiming that he was one of the instigators in the Anti-Sikh riots in 1984.

They said that he created a uproar among people by asking “blood for blood” during that time. However, Bachchan has denied the allegations.

Amitabh Bachchan’s manager in Hollywood, David A Unger was served a copy of the summons on February 23.

"If defendant failed to respond by March 17, we will move the court for entry of default judgment imposing compensatory and punitive damages against Bachchan for instigating violence which took lives of thousands of innocent Sikhs during November, 1984," SFJ legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said.

The SJF had unsuccessfully filed law suits against prominent Indian personalities in the past including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.



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