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Rights group seeks Modi’s prosecution for Gujarat carnage during his visit to Canada

April 09, 2015

Complaint urges the Attorney General to bring criminal charges against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrives in Canada.

The Times of India has reported on the complaint file by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) with the Attorney General of Canada. The complaint seeks criminal proceedings against Prime Minister Modi for the “offences of torture and genocide”.  The complaint “alleges that in February-March 2002, Modi aided, abetted and counselled in relation to the massacre of thousands of Muslims in the state of Gujarat, while he was the chief minister.” The SFJ argues that:

Canadian law provides for the prosecution of individuals who commit acts of official torture outside of Canada where, after the commission thereof, they are present in Canada and state immunity does not prevent Canadian authorities from charging and trying Modi for torture, and in the group’s view, genocide as well.

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Lawyers

Marlys Edwardh, C.M., Louis Century

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Criminal Law