An American Sikh group has challenged the dismissal of human rights violation case against the Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. A month ago, a US district court in Wisconsin had dismissed the case against that Badal was never served the summons by the Sikh for Justice (SJF) and SAD (Amritsar), which had filed the rights violations case.
Challenging the order of the Wisconsin court, the alleged victims of human rights violations by Badal, represented by the Chicago-based Pavich Law Group, filed the review petition on Friday.
Urging the court of appeals to hear the case, the SFJ in a statement said it would present contemporary evidence showing witness tampering, obstruction of justice and harassment of US-based victims of human rights violations by the Badal administration.
The SFJ and SAD (Amritsar) are represented by Ian Levin of Pavich Law Group, a former US federal judge with experience in rights violation cases.