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Punjab Raises 1984 Riots Issue in NIC Meet

New Delhi: Raising the issue of 1984 anti- Sikh riots, Punjab government today urged the National Integration Council to work towards addressing the “failures” in the system to ensure that the guilty are punished in

PTI PTI Updated on: September 23, 2013 20:02 IST
punjab raises 1984 riots issue in nic meet
punjab raises 1984 riots issue in nic meet

New Delhi: Raising the issue of 1984 anti- Sikh riots, Punjab government today urged the National Integration Council to work towards addressing the “failures” in the system to ensure that the guilty are punished in the aftermath of communal violence.




Representing Punjab at the meeting here today, Punjab's Information & Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that “failure” to punish those guilty of the 1984 massacre of Sikhs in the national capital and “rewarding killers” with high offices was not the best way to promote peace, harmony and national integration.

He said the failure of the system to deliver justice even after 30 long years has caused deep resentment and led to a dangerous alienation. The biggest confidence-building measure is to ensure justice in aftermath of communal violence.

Majithia said such issues needed to be addressed with utmost seriousness by the National Integration Council which by its very definition was the perfect forum to bring about emotional integration of people by assuaging their hurt sentiments.

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