1984 anti-Sikh riots: AISSF releases list of 63 victims
All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) on Monday released a list of 63 Sikhs, including 28 belonging to armed forces ,which they claim were burnt alive on November 1, 1984 at Tuglakabad and Nangloi railway stations in New Delhi, during the outbreak of anti-Sikh riots.punjab Updated: Dec 18, 2012 00:17 IST
All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) on Monday released a list of 63 Sikhs, including 28 belonging to armed forces ,which they claim were burnt alive on November 1, 1984 at Tuglakabad and Nangloi railway stations in New Delhi, during the outbreak of anti-Sikh riots.
Addressing a press conference, AISSF president Karnail Singh Peermohammad, accompanied by All India Defence Brotherhood, Punjab president Brigadier (retd) Kuldeep Singh Kahlon said that a number of Sikhs belonging to Armed Forces were also killed during the November 1984 riots.
The ranks of those who fell victims to the riots includes Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Captain and Lieutenants.
Peermohammad said the documents obtained by AISSF reveals that a single FIR Number 355 dated November 1, 1984 has been lodged with Government Railway Police (GRP), Delhi under sections 147, 148, 201, 302, and 295 of the IPC.
He alleged that the Railway Protection Force (RPF) responsible for law and order of the Railway property not only failed to protect people, but its weapons were also used to kill the Sikh victims at Tughlakabad and Nangloi Railway Stations.
"Since armed forces have not spoken on the issue. The silence is criminal as armed force is sitting over the matter for past 28 years," AISSF president said, adding, "the Union ministry of defence should prosecute the culprits and political leaders who masterminded the mayhem".
"Murder of high ranking officers in presence of Railway Police also proves the connivance of police," he further said.
He also pointed and demanded debate in the parliament to determine why the broad day light mayhem of the defenders of the country was completely ignored and no action was ever taken.
Asking Punjab government and SGPC to intervene, Peermohammad demanded that a judicial commission should be set up for thorough probe. He said a time-bound investigation should be initiated.
He said that federation would gherao the Union defence minister, union railway minister and union home minister if the action will not be taken against the accused.
He also demanded that in the ongoing session of Punjab assembly, the incident should be taken up and condemned.
Brigadier Kuldeep Singh Kahlon said that defence community, in particular, and the country, as a whole, would like to know from the Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force action taken report on the brutal killings of the defenders of the Nation by their own countrymen.
Today's list released by AISSF includes Lt Colonel AS Anand (74 Armoured Regiment), Major Sukhwinder Singh (150 Field Regiment), Captain IPS Bindra (63 Cavalry), Captain UPS Jassal (9 Assam Battalion), Captain Partap Singh (Ordinance Corps), Lieutenant SS Gill (89 Armoured Regiment) and Flight Lieutenant Harinder Singh.