The criminal complaint against Bachchan has been lodged under Australia's "criminal code Act 1995". The complaint was made by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a US-based human rights organisation. The Attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, legal advisor to SFJ stated that Amitabh Bachchan have been charged for allegedly giving "murderous calls - Blood for Blood / Blood stains of Indira Ji must reach the homes of Sikhs - on October 31, 1984, after which widespread, systematic and organized attacks were unleashed against innocent Sikhs".
"The slogan once raised by Bachchan - Blood For Blood - was used throughout India. The witnesses will be testifying if they are called upon in the court proceedings," Pannun told TOI.
The 1984 Anti-Sikh riots or the 1984 Sikh Massacre were four days of violence in northern India, particularly Delhi, during which armed Congress supporters, killed Sikh men, women, and children, looted and set fire to Sikh homes, businesses and schools, and attacked gurdwaras, in response to the assassination of then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.