1984 riots: Amitabh Bachchan summoned by US court
By Ritika Handoo | Last Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:10
New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan might have maintained a safe distance from his political ambitions, but seems the ghost from the past has again knocked on his door. According to reports, the thespian has been summoned by the Los Angeles Federal court in relation to the 1984 riots in the country.
The actor will have to respond within 21 days, in an alleged human rights violation alleged human rights violation case filed by a Sikh rights group. Bachchan senior has been allegedly charged with instigating violence against the Sikhs, after Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was killed.
The US District Court here issued the summons on a complaint filed by New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) and two alleged victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Running into 35-pages, the complaint alleges that Bachchan instigated people for violence after the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.
The reports further said that Amitabh Bachchan has been allegedly accused of raising the slogans 'blood for blood' on October 31, 1984. This might come as a blow to the fans of this legendary star, who will now have to respond within the stipulated time period of 21 days to the LA court.