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Sonia Gandhi not to depose in human rights violation case: Attorney

New York: Congress party president Sonia Gandhi will not depose here in a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh rights group, her attorney has said.Responding to a demand made by Sikhs
PTI January 27, 2014 16:00 IST
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New York: Congress party president Sonia Gandhi will not depose here in a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh rights group, her attorney has said.

Responding to a demand made by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), Gandhi's attorney Ravi Batra told PTI that she will not depose in the case.

SFJ's legal attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun had last week said that the plaintiffs would request a US federal court to depose the Congress President regarding her presence in the US in September 2013 and on the service of summons on her.  

Rejecting SFJ's demand, Batra said it is a “pity” that the group is creating “false public expectations” that the Indian political would depose in the  human rights violation lawsuit filed against her regarding the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.  “SFJ is hopelessly lost in a legal wilderness and cannot comprehend legal principles, including sovereignty, that mandate case-dismissal,” Batra said.