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