1984 Riots: 28th Anniversary

’84 riots: Rights group starts campaign

    New Delhi: As the 28th anniversary of the 1984 anti-sikh riots draws near, many human rights groups have come together to “stir” the government in order to secure punishment for those responsible.

     Launching a two-week plan, several groups like Lok Raj Sangathan, Socialist Yuvajan Sabha, the Sikh Forum, etc came together on Friday to make an appeal to the government to bring justice to the families of those who lost their lives in the carnage. For the first time, a photo-exhibition — depicting the scenes of the riots — is going to be held in the capital. From October 21, the human rights groups will begin a ‘mobile photo exhibition’ from Jalianwala Bagh in Punjab and will reach capital on October 30.

    “A petition has been signed by many prominent citizens, including former Justice Krishna Iyer. It will be released online for obtaining signatures in support thereof. This petition will then be sent to the Prime Minister,” said lawyer H S Phoolka, who has been fighting for the families of the victims.

      The group will also hold a candlelight vigil on November 3. TNN

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