U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit against India PM Modi over 2002 riots

January 14, 2015 6:39 PM

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U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit against India PM Modi over 2002 riots

(Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres upheld the U.S. Department of State's determination that Modi is entitled to immunity as a sitting head of government from civil lawsuits filed in U.S. courts.

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