An appeals court here has affirmed a district judge's order to dismiss a human rights violation lawsuit filed against Congress president Sonia Gandhi by a Sikh group in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, ruling that the petition lacked merit.
A New York-based separatist Sikh organisation, which has been instrumental in getting summons issued to top Indian political leaders, has been accused of issuing threats and abuse of judicial process by a delegation of senior Indian Sikh leaders who have complained to the US government.
Three Indians, alleging forcible conversion to Hinduism by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, have joined a Sikh rights group in filing an amended lawsuit appealing a US court to designate RSS a "terror group".
A Canadian court has issued summons against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over lawsuit in connection with human rights violations during the 2002 Gujarat riots, but the order was blocked by Canadian Attorney General, a Sikh rights group said on Thursday.
A US court has reserved its decision on whether a 1984 rights violation case against India's Congress Party could go before the federal court or dismissed due to lack of "touch and concern" with the US.
A Sikh rights group has criticised India's decision to give Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims, saying compensation cannot be a substitute to the prosecution of the perpetrators.
A US court here has ruled that former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh had "head of state immunity" from claims that he supported violence against Sikhs, but it did not cover his tenure as finance minister.
US based rights group "Sikhs for Justice" has challenged US government`s suggestion to a Washington court to grant immunity to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case.
A Sikh rights group has challenged the dismissal of the 1984 rights violation case against Congress party before an appeals court here, saying the case "concerns" the US and it has "institutional standing" to seek judgment on behalf of the Sikh community.