Lockdown in Kashmir: US court summons Modi and others

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A US court has asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other members of BJP government to respond within 21 days over human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.  

The notices were issued on a complaint filed by the Kashmir Khalitsan Referendum Front in a US district court, in Houston, Texas, where Mr Modi is scheduled to address a joint rally with President Donald Trump on Sept 22.

The Front has complained on August 5, the Modi-led government annexed the disputed territory in violation of international laws.

It has also nominated Indian Interior Minister Amit Shah and another functionary, Kanwal Jeet Singh, as the accused responsible for this illegal occupation and for committing gross human rights violations.