Film actor Amitabh Bachchan is accused of raising “blood for blood” slogan on 31st October 1984

Bollywood legend  Amitabh Bachchan has been summoned by Los Angeles Federal Court (America) for instigating the 1984 call for violence against the Sikh community. Film actor Amitabh  Bachchan is accused of raising “blood for blood” slogan on 31st October 1984 after Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead by her two bodyguards who happened to be Sikhs.The plaintiff “Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ) a US human rights group has invoked the jurisdiction of Los Angeles Federal Court as Bachchan has co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “The Great Gatsby”. The movie was produced by a known Hollywood based entertainment company Warner Bros.

The case has been filed under Alien Torts Statute (ATS) and Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA) which gives Federal Courts jurisdiction over the human rights violations committed outside the United States.

Terming Bachchan’s slogan “blood for blood” as “Ebola” virus, 35 page complaint states that “on October 31, 1984 after Indira Gandhi the then Prime Minister of India and head of ruling Congress party was declared dead at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the Defendant Amitabh Bachchan, raised the slogans “Sikho ne Indira Ji ko mar dala” (“Sikhs have killed Indira”) ; “Maro Saalon ko, desh ke ghaddaron ko” (“Kill these bastards , they are traitors”) ; ‘khoon ke cheentay Sikhon ke ghar ghar tak puhnchanay chahiyay’” (“the blood stains should reach the households of Sikhs”) and “khoon ka badla khoon” (“blood for blood”). Hearing defendant Bachchan’s call for violence against Sikhs, otherwise shocked and numb crowd immediately reacted violently towards Sikhs present in the crowd and started beating them”

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”, warns the October 27 summons issued by the US Federal Court for the Central District of California.

Here is copy of complaint filed against Amitabh Bachchan by Sikhs for Justice
Source :- Sikh Siyasat

complaint filed against Amitabh Bachchan
Here is copy of complaint filed against Amitabh Bachchan by Sikhs for Justice

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