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SAD takes out protest march to seek justice for 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims

The march, led by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, started from Gurudwara Pratapganj and ended outside Parliament Street police station.

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New Delhi Published on: November 03, 2018 14:29 IST
Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday took out a protest march to seek justice for the families of those killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The march, led by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, started from Gurudwara Pratapganj and ended outside Parliament Street police station.

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 and in other parts of the country in the aftermath of former prime minister Indira Gandhi's assassination by her Sikh bodyguards.

"Our community has been seeking justice since 34 yrs. Thousands of Sikhs were massacred, several women were raped&lost their houses.Such atrocity is a blot in the history of India. No one received justice.Why is judiciary not taking suo-motu action? said Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

The ruling Congress in Punjab, however, described the demonstration led by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal as a "political gimmick".

"The protest will open the eyes of the Congress party to the reality that oppressors cannot muzzle the voice of truth", SAD's senior vice president and spokesperson Daljeet Singh Cheema said.

( With inputs from PTI )

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