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10-22-2011, 01:08 AM #1
US based Sikh group filed a criminal complaint against Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan
US based Sikh group filed a criminal complaint against Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan in Australia for his suspected part in November 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The legal complaint against Bachchan was placed with Australia’s Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions by Sikhs for Justice, the US based human rights organisation made the announcement Tuesday .
In the lawsuit in favor of widows , victims , together with survivors of November 1984 anti-Sikh assaults , Sikhs for Justice is being joined up with the National 1984 Victims Justice , Welfare Society and the Indian Sikh Student Federation .
Bachchan is now in Australia receiving an honorary degree from Queensland Institution of Technology , Brisbane . in addition he is currently filming the Hollywood film ” The Great Gatsby” along side Leonardo DiCaprio in Australia .
Australia’s Criminal Code Act from 1995 gives Australian courts jurisdiction in events concerning crimes against humanity no matter if the offence was committed in Australia, stated Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Sikhs for Justice legal advisor .
Under this Act, the mere presence of a foreigner in Australia is sufficient basis for jurisdiction over acts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed abroad, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said ....being a human...