SAD Leaders Arrested For Demanding Justice For 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

UNION  Minister  Harsimrat Kaur Badal,Shiromani Akali Dal  president Sukhbir Singh Badal  along  with  several  other SAD workers  courted  arrest in New Delhi on  Saturday by breaking  prohibitory orders while participating in a protest march in the national  capital seeking  justice for the families of those killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh Riots. Over  3,000 people belonging to the Sikh community were massacred in several  Indian cities including  Delhi post assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her security guard on October 31,1984 .The Sikh community was miffed with her for ordering entry of the law enforcement  agencies into their  holiest shrine  The  Golden Temple  at  Amritsar in Punjab . The march, led by the Badals, began from Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib and the protesters were stopped near Parliament Street Police Station in central Delhi. “Our community has been seeking justice for 34 years. Thousands of Sikhs were massacred, several women were raped and several people lost their homes. Such atrocity is a blot on the history of India. No one received justice. Why is judiciary not taking suo-motu action?” Harsimrat Kaur Badal told reporters before she was detained by Police. The Akali Dal has been seeking justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in which a large number of Sikhs were killed in the national capital. Most of the victims’ families have passed away and some of those allegedly involved in the ghastly  incidents were yet to be booked under the law, she added.

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