Sikhs groups protest outside Cong office

Sikhs groups protest outside Cong office

Almost 500 members of Sikh groups protested outside the Congress headquarter at 24, Akbar Road following a tacit admission of Rahul Gandhi in a TV news show that ‘some Congressmen’ were involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. They demanded that name of those responsible for perpetrating the riots should be made public and brought to justice.

They raised slogans against Rahul Gandhi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, waved black flags and broke barricades.

“Those who killed innocent Sikhs should be given toughest of the punishment,” said Manjit Singh, the president of Delhi SAD unit and the Delhi State Gurudwara management Committee. “The CBI should question Rahul Gandhi,” read one of the placards.

Manjit Singh said he would request the Supreme Court to give directions to all the trial courts to fast track the pending cases.

“The wait for justice has been too long. The leaders of the Congress Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler who were involved in the riots are moving scot free,” he added.
Even though Manjit Singh welcomed the Delhi chief minister decision to call for a SIT probe, he questioned Kejriwal for taking support from the Congress.

On Wednesday, Kejriwal had met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and submitted a request for an SIT to probe the riots that claimed lives more than 3,000 people, mostly Sikhs.
According to police officers, several protesters were detained, but were released within few hours. The protest carried on for an hour also saw police using water cannons to disperse the crowd.

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