Sonia to seek dismissal of lawsuit

New York, USA: Congress president Sonia Gandhi will move a US court here seeking dismissal of a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh advocacy group and will urge the court to prevent it from filing further cases on the 1984 Sikh Genocide in America.

Sonia’s attorney Ravi Batra, who also represents the Congress in the US courts, has filed an 85-page memorandum in the District Court Eastern District of New York in support of Gandhi’s motion for dismissal of the amended complaint filed against her by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).

In the memorandum, Batra said Sonia “shall move before the Honorable Brian Cogan at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York” on February 7, 2014, for an order seeking dismissal of the SFJ lawsuit. The dismissal will be sought since there is lack of personal jurisdiction upon Sonia, insufficient service of process and failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.

The motion also urges the court to enjoin SFJ from “filing any lawsuit stemming from or related to allegations of conduct in India in 1984, post-assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her security personnel, without having secured written consent of the court.”

Source: The Tribune

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