BJP-SAD candle march for justice for `84 riot victims

Accusing then Congress government of being responsible for the killing of thousands of Sikhs during the 1984 riots, BJP and Akali Dal on Tuesday organised a protest and candle march and demanded justice for the victims.

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2010, 23:13 PM IST

New Delhi: Accusing then Congress government
of being responsible for the killing of thousands of Sikhs
during the 1984 riots, BJP and Akali Dal on Tuesday organised a
protest and candle march and demanded justice for the victims.
"Congress government is guilty of the murder of thousands
of Sikhs. It is regrettable that today a Sikh is Prime
Minister of India but he is unable to ensure justice to Sikhs.
Not a single guilty person in the riots has been punished,"
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said.

Addressing a gathering, he said that there has been delay
in ensuring justice to the victims even after 26 years of the
carnage that took place in the aftermath of the assassination
of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.
"Due to delay in justice there is great anger among the
Sikh community. Until the Sikhs get justice, the common man of
India will continue to lose trust in Indian democracy," he
said.

Referring to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan
Kumar, Akali Dal (B) MP Harshimrat Kaur Badal alleged that
Manmohan Singh Government was avoiding the prosecution of
those guilty of killing of Sikhs.

PTI