1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: 300 Victims In Punjab Yet To Recieve Red Cards


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
LUDHIANA: A delegation led by Surjit Singh, president of Danga Pirit Welfare Association submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner to speed up the procedure of issuing red cards for the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims.

The memorandum was sighted as a retaliatory move by Surjit Singh, president of the Danga Pirit Welfare Association as the 1984 Sikh Qatl-e-Aam Peerit Action Committee led by Charanjit Singh met the Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil and demanded CBI probe in the fake riot victim cases.

Surjit Singh alleged that 300 cards were still to be given away, even as last date was almost here. He further added that the financial assistance would arrive only after the cards were issued.

Meanwhile, the district administration has asked 247 riot victims to complete the formalities so that red cards could be issued to them.

Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari said that the cases of riot victims, which were put on hold, could not produce satisfactory documents to stake their claim on red card and registered post has been sent and intimated them to complete the formalities.

The precautionary measures were taken in the wake of boiling controversy of sham cases of riot victims.

According to vigilance officials, anti-social elements and department employees were receiving benefits meant for the riot victims