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Anti-Sikh riot victims end hunger strike

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 20:57

New Delhi: The indefinite hunger strike of anti-Sikh riot victims was called off on the sixth day on Wednesday after their health deteriorated.

The victims -- Nirpreet Kaur, Jagdish Kaur -- and others were on an indefinite fast for the past six days against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 riots case.

Protesters said the health of the fasting persons deteriorated and the top religious heads adviced them to call off their strike.
A court here on April 30 acquitted Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case in which he was accused of murder and of instigating a riotous mob that killed five Sikhs in Delhi`s cantonment area.
Sajjan`s acquittal led to protests from the Sikh community, who were demanding reopening of the case against him along with action against the other guilty of 1984 riots.


First Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 20:57
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