NY court summons Kamal Nath in Sikh riots case: Report

Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath has been summoned by a New York court in connection with the 1984 anti-sinkh riots case, according to a report on Indian Express website. The report says that the US has declined diplomatic immunity to the minister.
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Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath has been summoned by a New York court in connection with the 1984 anti-sinkh riots case, according to a report on The Indian Express website. The report says that the US has declined diplomatic immunity to the minister.

A civil lawsuit was filed in a New York court last April alleging his involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi, the report said.

However, there are no legal proceedings related to the 1984 riots against the Minister in India.

The report said that a member of the NGO in New York filed an affidavit saying she served the summons to Kamal Nath outside the consulate which, Nath’s lawyers say, is false as the area was heavily barricaded by NYPD due to presence of large number of Sikhs. Their claim is that the summons was never served.

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