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    Anti-Sikh riots: US court summons Congress

    New York: A US court has issued summons to the Congress party to answer charges of conspiring, aiding, abbetting and carrying out attacks on Sikhs in 1984 following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. The petitioners say the carnage was not a riot but a genocide.

    The organisation - Sikhs For Justice - has alleged that the Congress carried out organised attacks on Sikhs in 1984. Reports say the party has now been asked to react to the charges.

    The organisation alleges that in November 1984, thousands of Sikhs were attacked only in states where the Congress was in power. Over 3000 Sikhs were killed during the riots.