Sikhs protest outside UN HQ during PM`s address

Last Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 11:42

New York: Hundreds of Sikhs protested outside the UN headquarters here during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s address to the world body, demanding removal
of Minister for Urban Development Kamal Nath for his alleged role in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

Advocacy group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), that led the
protest, said a similar rally will also be held on November 2
in France where the Prime Minister will be attending the G-20
Summit.

"Singh`s government has failed to prosecute the
perpetrators (of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots) and instead is
rewarding the killers of Sikhs with Cabinet positions," SFJ
legal adviser Gurpatwant Pannun alleged in a statement.

The protest rally yesterday was organised by SFJ along
with the support of management committees of tri-state area
gurudwaras.

The Sikh organisations have pledged to raise at
international level the issue of "denial of justice" to the
victims of 1984 riots, Pannun said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 11:42

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