Cong wants 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in US dismissed

The Congress has sought dismissal of an anti-Sikh riots case against it in a US court on grounds that the case was filed 25 years after the riots

Written by Press Trust Of India | New York | Published: June 8, 2012 12:40 am

The Congress has sought dismissal of an anti-Sikh riots case against it in a US court on grounds that the case was filed 25 years after the riots.

In a motion filed on May 29,the Congress sought dismissal of the claims filed by rights group Sikhs For Justice saying the riots took place in 1984 and the victims filed their case in March 2011.

“Plaintiffs’ claims are time-barred because they complain about alleged activities that occurred 25 years ago; all statutes of limitations have long expired,” said attorney Geoffrey Stewart of the law firm Jones Day,which is defending the Congress in the case. The motion would be heard on June 27.

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