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Manmohan Singh immune from some claims of 1984 riots US court

Aug 20, 2014    

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a federal judge has ruled.But US District Judge James Boasberg in the District of Columbia said on Tuesday, Singh, who resigned in May, did not have "head-of-state immunity" from claims arising from his time as finance minister.Inderjit Singh, an Indian Sikh, claimed in the 2013 suit that as finance minister from 1991 to 1996, Manmohan Singh funded cash rewards for members of the military who murdered Sikhs. When he was prime minister, according to...

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