The petition against Amitabh Bachchan was filed by Sikhs for Justice legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. According to the petition, Amitabh Bachchan instigated the attacks by raising slogans after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh.
According to Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Amitabh Bachchan, had come out of the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences in New Delhi on October 31, 1984 and instigated the crowds.
Last year, the main witness in the case, Jagdish Kaur had question as to why Amitabh Bachchan had not been booked for fuelling anti-Sikh sentiments during interviews and television appearances.
However, Amitabh Bachchan has constantly denied the allegations and in the year 2011 had even written a letter to Akal Takht in which he had vehemently denied any role the in the anti-Sikh riots, pointing out that his maternal grandparents were Sikhs.
“I wish to take this opportunity to vehemently and categorically deny these allegations against me which are completely baseless, false and untrue. The Nehru-Gandhi family and our family have old ties from our city of origin, Allahabad. We have been together in each other’s hour of grief and joy, but to allege that I was a part of the crowd that incited them to raise anti-Sikh slogans is a preposterous and blatant lie. Quite contrarily, I have always propagated the soothing of injured feelings and the maintenance of serenity. The unfortunate incidents of the riots of 1984 against the Sikhs shall always remain a blot and a dark phase in the history of our country, a country that prides itself in its secular credentials.” Mr. Bachchan had written his letter.
Amitabh Bachchan has to respond to the charges made by the human rights body within twenty one days.
Amitabh Bachchan has been summoned by the federal court of Los Angeles for allegedly instigating violence against the Sikh Community in the year 1984....3.0