The petition alleges that during Nov 1984 the Congress Party leaders organised and perpetrated violence against the sikh community resulting in more than 30,000 killed. The systematic violence against sikhs has always been portrayed as anti Sikh riots, it said.
The petition which has gained the support of "Voices for Freedom" (VFF), another Sikh rights group, and support from gurdwaras across the US has already been signed by more than 27,000 individuals, SFJ said.
SFJ aims at seeking prosecution of those involved in 1984 violence in the international courts. Previously, the rights group has filed petitions before parliaments of Canada and Australia for recognition of Nov 1984 killing of Sikhs as "genocide".
United States, Canada and Australia are signatories to UN Convention against Genocide and also have domestic laws declaring intentional attack on a religious minority as "genocide".
To elicit a response from the administration a White House petition must gather over 25,000 signatures within a month.