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RS adjourns amid uproar over anti-Sikh riots

delhi Updated: Apr 29, 2010 14:14 IST
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A united opposition on Thursday cornered the government in the Rajya Sabha accusing it of cosmetic action into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and forced adjournment of the House 30 minutes ahead of lunch break.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (Akali Dal) said so many commissions and committees were set up to go into the riots but none gave justice to the victims. He said more than 7,000 Sikhs including 3,000 in Delhi were killed.

He alleged that two of the three Congress leaders named by Nanavati Commission - Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler - are gradually being let off from the case and wondered, "Why it is being done".

A Delhi court two days back accepted CBI's clean chit to Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The court said no further investigations are required and there is no need to send the accused for trial.

BJP members including S S Ahluwalia said there is only cosmetic action by the government into the issue and alleged that witnesses were threatened.

Members from Left, AIADMK and BSP also joined Dhindhsa to register their protest against inaction. Akali Dal members supported by BJP trooped into the well shouting slogan "we want justice".

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy said members could raise the issue when the House takes up discussion on the working of the ministry of Home Affairs.

Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan asked the members to give notice for a full-scale discussion on the issue. But Ahluwalia said enough discussions had taken place but justice was not done.

Sensing the mood of the members, the Chair adjourned the House ahead of the recess.