A US 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 lawsuit against union parliamentary and urban development minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath for organising genocidal violence against Sikhs in 1984.
The case will come for the hearing in the New York federal district court on January 22.
The case has been filed by the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ). An SFJ spokesperson told ANI from New York that the US court had directed their counsels and those of the Congress to appear for a pre-trial hearing for the 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," the spokesperson said.