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1984 riots: Sikh hardliners demand credible probe

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 18:58

Amritsar: Radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa on Sunday requested British Premier David Cameron to prevail upon his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh to ensure a time-bound probe by an international agency into the 1984 riots.

In a statement here, Dal Khalsa head HS Dhami referred to what he said Cameron`s "tough conversation" with Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa with regard to "rights abuses" in the last phase of the war against LTTE and said "what applies to Sri Lanka, applies to India too".

"Applying the same yardstick, we request you to prevail upon Manmohan Singh to ensure an independent and time-bound international inquiry into the 1984 killings," the Sikh hardliner said.
Cameron had set a deadline of March for Sri Lanka to set up an independent probe commission failing which, the Premier said, he will move the UN Human Rights Commission seeking an "international probe" into alleged rights abuses in the last phase of the war against LTTE.

First Published: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 18:58
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