In pics: A look back at 1984 anti-Sikh riots

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Nov 01, 2014 17:30 IST

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots are one of the worst massacres that Independent India has witnessed. Thousands of lives were lost, thousands were thrown out of their houses.

Friday would mark the 30th anniversary of the riots. A lot of people still haven't recovered from the losses they suffered then.

Here are few photos which display the beastality that was unleashed in 1984:

A file photo showing a part of Delhi’s Trilokpuri area where a person from every house was burnt in the 1984 riots.

File photo of riots at Azadpur sabzi mandi and fruit mandi.

The violence was chiefly aimed at Sikhs and destruction of Sikh properties.

As per reports, over 20,000 people fled their homes. This photo shows a refugee camp in Kalyan Puri, Delhi.

Indira Gandhi's cremation was held at 'Shakti Sthal', near Raj Ghar in Delhi. The funeral was attended by around 3 million people.

File photo showing Delhi, the nation’s capital became a funeral pyre for three days, from October 31 to November 3 in 1984.

A roofless charred mud house and vehicles burnt out of shape bear testimony to the savegery unleashed by mobs in the block 32 of trilokpuri on November 1, 1984.

Carrying black flags and portrait of Indira Gandhi, people carrying a procession in Srinagar. This was a protest to condemn her assassination.

File photo: A man walks though roofless, charred mud houses in Trilokpuri a day after hundreds of Sikhs were massacred in the wake of India gandhi's assassination.

People during foundation laying ceremony of 'November 1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial' at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Ajeet Singh a victim of 1984 riots at his residence at Tilak Vihar, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)

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