A criminal complaint against the Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan has been filed in an Australian for his role in instigating genocidal violence against the Sikhs in Delhi 1984.
Amitabh Bachchan was suppose to be a commentator for a march on February 15 between India and Pakistan in Adelaide, Australia. The Sikh human rights group Sikhs for justice has sought action in Australia against the actor for his hateful comments against the Sikh community immediately after the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
The comments of Bachchan were broadcast on state run television called doordarshan where witnesses have said Amitabh was seen and heard saying “khoon ka badla khoon.” Many complaints have been filed against Amitabh in past for this role in 1984 but the footage has never been released. However, there are thousands who saw the program that day who are witnesses.
The complaint was filed on February 11 with the Commonwealth Attorney-General Senator Hon George Brandis QC urging him to investigate the actor under Australian law of sections 268.117, 15.4 and 16.1 of The Criminal Code Act of 1995.
2 witnesses named Ajmer Singh Randhawa and Babu Singh Dukhia are in support of the complaint. The eyewitnesses for 30 years have alleged Amitabh’s role in the genocidal massacre of the Sikhs in 1984.
Representative of Sikhs for Justice stated “Section 268.117 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 provides that Australian courts have jurisdiction in cases involving crimes against humanity whether or not the offense was committed in Australia”, stated Pannun.
Ajmer Singh Randhawa provided a sworn statement on February 9 where he stated that he saw Bachchan at Teen Murti Bhawan with Rajiv Gandhi shouting “khoon ka bada khoon” which was broadcast on Doordarshan Tv on November 1, 1984.