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Kamal Nath – accused 1984 anti-Sikh massacre organizer – claims diplomatic immunity

Kamal Nath, a minister in India’s government who is accused of being one of the organizers of the 1984 anti-Sikh progroms, has claimed diplomatic immunity from the US civil suit that is to begin in September. He also claims to not have received the summons to appear at the trial.

The United States State Department has not officially determined whether diplomatic immunity would be granted to Nath.  Sikhs for Justice, the group that filed the class action suit in US court (under the Alien Tort Claims Act and the Torture Victim Protection Act) has already stated that they will challenge any diplomatic immunity for Nath so that they may present evidence in US court of his role in the massacre of Sikhs in India’s capital following the assassination of Indian PM Indira Gandhi in 1984.

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