New Delhi: The victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots will stage a protest in front of the Supreme Court on October 31 demanding punishment for perpetrators of the massacre.
The demonstration under the aegis of All India Sikh Conference will appeal to the apex court to take suo motu action against those responsible for the killings in the aftermath of assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.“We have filed several petitions in this regard but the perpetrators of the killings are still free,” All India Sikh Conference president Gurcharan Singh Babbar said.
The holocaust had broken out in the wake of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination on October 31, 1984. Several Sikhs were killed in the aftermath of the Prime Minister’s murder. Congress politicians Jagdish Tytler, H K L Bhagat and Sajjan Kumar were the accused in the blasts’ case.
The then Minister of State for Overseas Indian Affairs Jagdish Tytler resigned in 2005 following pressure from parties.
Ex-Congress MP Sajjan Kumar had been acquitted in 2002 in the riots case.
A close associate of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, HKL Bhagat, was one of the accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and indicted in the Nanavati Commission report recently. He passed way in 2005.