New York, Oct 19: A US-based Sikh human rights group has lodged a criminal complaint against megastar Amitabh Bachchan with authorities in Australia, where he is set to receive an honorary doctorate.
The complaint has been filed by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) with Christopher Craigie, Director Commonwealth Public Prosecutions in Australia. The group says Bachchan had allegedly instigated anti-Sikh riots in 1984.
It has been lodged under Australia's ‘Criminal Code Act 1995' which states that Australian courts can have jurisdiction over cases involving crimes against humanity irrespective of whether the offense was committed in Australia or not.
The 69-year old actor is currently in Sydney shooting for ‘The Great Gatsby' that co-stars Titanic actor Leonardo Di Caprio.
He will also be honoured by the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane on Thursday when he will receive an honorary doctorate.