Barack Obama, the former President of the United States, has been sued in India. A civil suit has been filed against him in Lalganj Civil Court of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly insulting Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in his book, “A Promised Land.”
Gyan Prakash Shukla, national president of All India Rural Bar Association, is the petitioner. The case has been scheduled for hearing on December 1.
The lawyer has alleged in his petition that what Obama has said about Rahul Gandhi is humiliating and an attack on the sovereignty of the country. He has claimed that there are millions of supporters of these leaders and they feel hurt by the remarks made in Obama’s book.
The lawyer has also said that if the followers of the Congress leaders take to the streets to protest against the book, it might lead to chaos.
The lawyer said that if an FIR is not lodged, he will go on a fast outside the US embassy.
Obama in his book has written about Rahul Gandhi that he has “unformed quality, as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject.”