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1984 Kaur Raises Sikh Riot Victims Issue in LS, Pranab Pledges Justice

Discussion in 'History of Sikhism' started by Aman Singh, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Aman Singh

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    Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has pledged to discuss with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as to what government can do to bring to book the guilty in the anti-Sikh violence of 1984.
    Mukherjee, the leader of the Lok Sabha, made this statement following an emotional appeal by Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur during Zero Hour.
    She asked what the government had done in past 25 years to punish those who massacred innocent Sikhs in the wake of the October 1984 assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
    “I will talk to the Prime Minister and other colleagues and see what can be done in the given situation,” Mukherjee said.
    Kaur, raising the issue during Zero Hour, said that though 10 enquiry commissions including Justice Nanavati Commission were set up, yet no chargesheet was filed against the culprits.
    She accused the government of sitting on the CBI request to file chargesheet against those accused of violence, which killed some 2,700 lives.
    In August 2005, the Nanavati Commission recommended that cases be filed against the guilty. But no case has been registered, Kaur said.
    “How long we have to wait for justice? Why is the government not giving us an answer?” Kaur asked.
    BJP leader L K Advani said: “This is a very serious situation and the Leader of the House should respond.”
    Opposition parties including the Janata Dal-United, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Biju Janata Dal and Left parties supported Kaur’s demand.

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