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US court to hear 1984 Sikh genocide case against Kamal Nath on January 22

Monday, 6 January 2014 - 2:38pm IST | Agency: ANI


A United States court, headed by Judge Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York, has ordered a pre-trial conference of a pending human rights violation law suit against Congress leader Kamal Nath for organising genocidal violence against Sikhs in 1984.

The case will come for the hearing in New York Federal District Court on January 22. Nath is India's Parliamentary and Urban Development Minister. The case has been filed by the Sikhs for Justice.

Its spokesperson told ANI from New York that the US court has directed their counsels and those of the Congress Party to appear for a pre-trial hearing for purpose of resolving any outstanding discovery or other issues, and setting a time for trial.

The US Court order further states that “This conference may not be adjourned without direction from the court. Failure to appear at the conference may result in termination of this action.”, said the spokesperson.

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