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Court wants silence during riots hearing

In an unusual decision, a Delhi court hearing a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, involving senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, on Monday said a two-minute silence will be observed before commencement of proceedings everyday in the memory of the innocent people killed in the violence.

delhi Updated: Apr 03, 2012 00:11 IST

In an unusual decision, a Delhi court hearing a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, involving senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, on Monday said a two-minute silence will be observed before commencement of proceedings everyday in the memory of the innocent people killed in the violence.

"Hundreds of murders that took place during the riots were never investigated or tried. Before the hearing resumes in the case, maintain silence for two minutes as so many people were killed during the riots," District Judge J R Aryan said.

The judge, who is hearing the final arguments in the riot case in which Kumar has been accused of instigating a mob in Delhi Cantonment area here, said everyone present in the court room during the proceedings will observe two minutes' silence for the "innocent" people who were killed during the riots.

The hearing will continue today.