1984 riots: SAD demands action against Sajjan, Tytler

Mohali: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said the party would continue with its sustained struggle "on every available forum" till those responsible for anti-Sikh riots are put behind the bars.

Members of the Sikh community all over the world and Indians are offering prayers in the memory of those who were killed in New Delhi and other cities, Sukhbir said while participating in a prayer meeting at Gurudwara Amb Sahib here on the 26th anniversary of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

He claimed that the protestors belonged to Congress and were led by Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler.

"We pray to God to give them strength to sustain in this struggle, till every guilty is punished," Sukhbir said.

He accused the Congress of creating hurdles in the judicial process fearing that the custodial interrogation of Sajjan and Tytler would reveal the "real hand" behind this genocide.

Vowing to continue the struggle on every forum in the country, and if needed at international forum, Sukhbir said it is the commitment of the SAD to ensure justice to the families of 7,000 victims.

Meanwhile, in Ludhiana, the riot-hit victims burnt effigies of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler today in protest against the alleged failure of the Central government to take action against those responsible for the riots.

Protestors led by president of Danga Peerat Welfare Society, Punjab, Suirjit Singh staged a demonstration and blocked the road traffic.