Citizen group seeks independent probe into `84 anti-Sikh riots
Activists of `Forgotten Citizen 1984` campaign on Saturday submitted a memorandum to PM demanding an independent probe by SC judges into 1984 riots.
New Delhi: Activists of `Forgotten Citizen 1984` campaign on Saturday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding an independent probe by Supreme Court judges into the anti-Sikh riots.
Displaying a name-list and addresses of 3,000 persons, who were killed in the riots, the activists said, "it should be investigated by an independent judicial team of apex court."
"There should be fast track courts to try these cases. We have been waiting for justice for the past 28 years," Campaign president Jarnail Singh said.
Noted journalist Kuldip Nayar said, "Though, the Prime Minister has apologised for the riots, but still some human touch should be given to the victims."
Justice Rajinder Sachar said the 1984 riots are a "blot on the country`s democracy and at least, truth should come out from an apex court`s team inquiry."