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