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Sikhs block NH for half-hour on Sajjan's acquittal

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Pathankot, May 04, 2013
First Published: 18:37 IST(4/5/2013) | Last Updated: 18:38 IST(4/5/2013)

Different local Sikh social and religious organisations on Saturday blocked the Pathankot-Jalandhar national highway for half an hour to protest the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar by a Delhi court in an 1984 anti-Sikhs riot case.

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Even as protesters also set ablaze an effigy of Sajjan Kumar, police diverted traffic to other routes so as not to inconvenience commuters.

Jathedar Jasbir Sandhu, circle president of Shiromani Akali Dal said that the Sikhs were not happy with the verdict and the community would fight till the last to ensure justice caught up with Sajjan Kumar.

He said that the victims of the 1984 riots should get justice and the culprits punished. He warned that they would intensify protests if justice was not done.

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