Sikh activists stop Amritsar-Delhi Shatabdi Express in Ludhiana

Last Updated: Friday, November 6, 2009 - 11:27

Ludhiana: The Amritsar-New Delhi Swarn Shatabdi was stopped by protesters, who are seeking justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, at the Ludhiana railway station on Friday morning, officials said.

The train, which left Amritsar station early Friday, was stranded at the Ludhiana station with over 600 Delhi-bound passengers, police officials said.

Police and railway officials were trying to persuade the protesters to lift the blockade and allow the train to proceed.
Over 3,000 Sikhs were killed in Delhi and other places across India in anti-Sikh riots that broke out following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her two Sikh bodyguards on Oct 31, 1984.

Sikh organisations have lamented that even 25 years after the carnage, the guilty have not been punished.


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First Published: Friday, November 6, 2009 - 11:27

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