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1984 riots issue can't be kept alive for ever: PM

The issue of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cannot be kept alive for ever, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Ludhiana.

india Updated: May 11, 2009 17:54 IST

The issue of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cannot be kept alive for ever, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Ludhiana on Monday.

Answering a question at a media conference, Manmohan Singh pointed out that his Congress-led government had increased compensation paid to victims of the riots that followed the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

The prime minister charged that "some people want to keep the issue alive apne dukaan chamkane ke liye (for their selfish interests)". He held that this was of "no profit to either the country or the Sikh community".