US Congressional committee to hold anti-Sikh riots hearing

  • PTI, Washington
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2014 20:02 IST

A US Congressional committee will conduct a hearing on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on September 30, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi would hold a summit meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House.

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in a statement also announced a special screening of 'The Widow Colony', an award-winning documentary that amplifies the voices of Sikh widows who lost loved ones in the November 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

"After the film, panelists will discuss India's failure to prosecute the architects of the pogroms; discuss the importance that accountability will have for India's future; and provide recommendations for US foreign policy in relation to India," the committee said.

The panelists include Manoj Mitta, author of 'When a Tree Shook Delhi: The 1984 Carnage and Its Aftermath', filmmakers Harpreet Kaur and Manmeet Singh and Sukhman Singh Dhami, co-director of Ensaaf.

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