1984 anti-Sikh riot victims seek justice from PM

1984 anti-Sikh riot victims seek justice from PM
New Delhi Thousands of Sikhs marched to Parliament Street in New Delhi on Saturday on the 29th anniversary of the anti-Sikh riots to seek justice for the victims of those killed during the violence. They also submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister to reopen cases.

A three-member delegation submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister's Office. The memorandum was signed by 40,000 people Justice Krishna Iyer, senior advocate of the Supreme Court Fali Nariman, former law minister Shanti Bhushan and former Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar.

The memorandum asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to facilitate reopening of cases which have been closed by the police without any trial and appointment of special investigation agency and constituting fast track courts.

Organisations such as Lok Raj Sangathan, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Sikh Forum, Better Sikh Schools, senior advocate of the Supreme Court H.S Phoolka and writer Jarnail Singh also launched a campaign called 'Forgotten Citizens 1984' on the occasion.

"The government will have to do something. The campaign will be continue," Mr Phoolka told IANS.

India Against Corruption (IAC) member Prashant Bhushan said, "We are fighting against the system. This system failed to provide justice to victims family in any carnage."

Writer Kuldeep Nayar said, "The carnage was a shame on India that cannot be forgotten."
Story First Published: November 03, 2012 21:23 IST

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