12 Updates
US Sikh group to serve Badal summons in India
Photo Credit: STR, Getty Images

US Sikh group to serve Badal summons in India

Jul 15 2013, 10:58pm CDT | by

New York, July 16 (IANS) A US Sikh group has engaged a Washington firm to serve two US federal court summons on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on charges of human rights violations in India.

New York, July 16 — A US Sikh group has engaged a Washington firm to serve two US federal court summons on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on charges of human rights violations in India....

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

US Sikh group to serve Badal summons in India

Jul 15 2013, 10:58pm CDT | by

New York, July 16 (IANS) A US Sikh group has engaged a Washington firm to serve two US federal court summons on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on charges of human rights violations in India.

New York, July 16 — A US Sikh group has engaged a Washington firm to serve two US federal court summons on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on charges of human rights violations in India.

The New York based "Sikhs for Justice" (SFJ) had earlier offered $20,000 to anyone who could successfully serve the summons to Badal, who was expected to visit Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a wedding on July 5.

SFJ said Monday it has retained the services of "Process Forwarding International" (PFI), a Washington based company to serve the summons on Badal in India.

A Milwaukee court had thrown out a lawsuit against Badal in May over conflicting reports about whether the person served with court papers was actually Badal. The federal court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has given SFJ until Oct 24 to serve the summons on Badal in a human rights violation lawsuit.

SFJ and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), headed by Simranjit Singh Mann, have filed the human rights case against Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal, the state's deputy chief minister, accusing them of overseeing and condoning the detention and torture of political prisoners.

The complaint alleges that the Badals throughout their tenure "have actively shielded, protected and promoted the police who were or have been involved in gross human rights violations, extra judicial killings and torture".

SFJ legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said, "we will use Hague Service Convention to serve outstanding federal summons on Badal in India."

The Hague Service is a treaty signed by both India and United States which allows service of judicial papers between the signatory countries without diplomatic involvement, he said.

Under Article 15 of the Hague Service Convention, service is considered complete once copy of summons and complaint is delivered to the central authority of India which is responsible to receive judicial documents from foreign courts, Pannun said.

The lawsuit against Badal has been filed under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and The Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) alleging that the defendants authorised, commanded, or directed the unlawful acts of the security forces operating under their command and authority.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
12

Tweets

 
 
Update
11

21 hours ago

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Sep 1 2014 1:54am CDT | Source: Townhall's

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese government and business leaders pledged support Monday for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mo ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
10

1 day ago

Could we send emails 'telepathically'?

Aug 31 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: WND

(DAILYMAIL) — Brain-wave sensing machines have been used to ‘telepathically’ control everything from real-life helicopters to characters in a computer game. Now the technology has gone a step further by allowing someone in India to send an email to his colleague in France using nothing but the power of his mind. The researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) headsets to record electrical activity from neurons f ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
9

2 days ago

Indian police charge ex-minister, Malaysian tycoon in telecoms scandal

Aug 30 2014 4:33am CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Devidutta Tripathy MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's federal police have filed charges against a former minister, h ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
8

3 days ago

Why This Country Is Giving Every Household A Bank Account

Aug 29 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

An Indian woman gives a thumb impression before opening a new bank account as part of a new plan to give more people access CREDIT: AP Photo /Manish Swarup Nearly 40 percent of people in India have no access to mainstream financial services. But that could soon change under a plan from Prime Minister Narenda Modi. Under Modi’s plan, which he launched on Thursday, every household would get a bank account. The government is aiming to open an account for 75 million households by 2018 a ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 
Update
6

3 days ago

India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

Aug 29 2014 4:42am CDT | Source: Townhall's

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen In ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
5

4 days ago

Indian Girl, 7, Allegedly Buried Alive by Her Family

Aug 28 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Big Government

A villager rescued a 7-year-old Indian girl who survived allegedly being strangled and then buried while unconscious by her family in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.  "There are strangulation marks around the girl's neck," Sitapur police chief Rajesh Krishna told the BBC. The villager discovered the little girl when he followed the sound of muffled cries coming from the middle of a cane field. The youth had managed to scrape her way out ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
4

4 days ago

2,000 in shelters as Kashmir border troops spar

Aug 28 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: Townhall's

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of Kashmiris stayed in shelters near the disputed region's de facto border on Thursday after Indian and Pakistani... ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
3

5 days ago

56-Year-Old Woman in India Slays Leopard

Aug 27 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: Big Government

A leopard attacked Kamla Devi, 56, when she gathered water in the Uttarakhand province in India. The leopard did not survive the attack because Devi, armed with an axe and a sickle, fought back. "At first, I was terrified,” she said. “But, then I gathered my courage to fight back. I promised myself that this is not my last day here.” "I fought head on with it for almost half an hour. Then I came to know it was dead," she said. Devi suffered thr ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
2

5 days ago

ATM Machine Helps Indian Women Quietly Report Sexual Violence Without Going To The Police

Aug 27 2014 8:15am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Facebook/Awazz In December, a 16-year-old girl in Calcutta was burned alive. Authorities believe she was targeted as punishment for reporting her gang-rape to the police. Two months earlier, on her way home from the police station after notifying cops about the six men who raped her, she was accosted and raped again. The next time the men came for her, they killed her. Her death sparked protests throughout India. ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 
Update
1

5 days ago

India's Modi slams whispering campaign against top minister

Aug 27 2014 4:47am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday denied reports that the son of a top minister was involved in ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Modi stresses on women empowerment, education
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday stressed on the need for women's empowerment in the present-day world.
 
 
Country with knowledge will lead world: Modi
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said that 21st century is the century of knowledge and the country with "knowledge and information will lead the world".
 
 
Eight killed in China landslides
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 24 missing Tuesday after heavy rains caused landslides in China's Chongqing province.
 
 
Travel across India for enhanced learning: Modi
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked IT experts to step out of their rooms and travel across India to enhance their learning.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Modi stresses on women empowerment, education
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday stressed on the need for women's empowerment in the present-day world. Modi, who was addressing students of the Sacred Hearts University here, said he has...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Country with knowledge will lead world: Modi
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said that 21st century is the century of knowledge and the country with "knowledge and information will lead the world". "...the one who has knowledge and...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Eight killed in China landslides
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 24 missing Tuesday after heavy rains caused landslides in China's Chongqing province. Rescue teams, including fire-fighters and police, have evacuated over 7...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Spain returns Colombian treasure
Bogota, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) Spain has returned to Colombia 691 indigenous artefacts seized in a police operation 11 years ago. The items - from different epochs, cultures and regions, include objects with organic and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Travel across India for enhanced learning: Modi
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked IT experts to step out of their rooms and travel across India to enhance their learning. "You will learn as much outside your rooms as you will learn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
New anti-terror measures to be introduced in Britain: Cameron
London, Sep 2 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday said his country will introduce a slew of measures to prevent terror suspects from travelling abroad, imposing tougher constraints on suspected...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
I don't enjoy my voice: Romeo Santos
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Romeo Santos is often baffled by fans who pay to listen to him sing, because he hates his own voice. The 33-year-old says he hates both his speaking and singing voice, reports...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Eight killed in France building collapse
Paris, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) As many as eight people have died due to a building collapse in Paris till Monday, French emergency management services said. Firefighters had recovered before dawn Monday the bodies of two...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Modi focuses on women's empowerment, education
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday stressed on the need for women's empowerment in the present-day world as he began the fourth day of his visit to Japan. Modi, who was addressing students of the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
George Clooney's back pain continues
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Almost 10 years after filming the Oscar-nominated movie "Syriana", actor George Clooney is still feeling the effects of his on-set back injury. The actor traveled to Duke University earlier...
Read more on Celebrity Balla