A year or so I got a heroic amount of paperwork from India apparently making me co-defendant in a libel case.
I think the court wanted be to remove something posted on Gmane or something, but it was kinda hard to tell.
Anyway, this week I got some new paperwork from India. Just 50 pages this time.
The contents are even more puzzling than the previous episode.
If I understand them correctly, I’m now party in a counter-suit.
Here’s my understanding of this brain teaser.
Originally, Sanjay sued Milap for libel because Milap said that Sanjay has stolen his land, corrupted the government and tried to have him and his family killed.
Sanjay apparently won this case, which has been going in the Indian courts since the early nineties. I was a party here because Milap had sent an email to a list about this stuff, stored on Gmane.
Now Milap is counter-suing Sanjay.
I’m not quite sure what the suit is actually about, because the papers here deal mostly with trying to shift the case from the Calcutta high court to another high court. Because Milap is afraid that he’ll be killed if he shows his face in Calcutta.
And somehow I’m now being sued along with Sanjay.
That just seems odd. Why am I on the suee side in both cases?
So I’m being allowed to “file your affidavit in opposition to the petition” to have the case moved to a court where Milap won’t be killed as much. (Milap is 70 years old now, allegedly.)
My take on all this is that I won’t be travelling to India any time soon.