1984 riots: Radical groups to seek UN intervention to punish guilty

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Oct 13, 2014 13:06 IST

Radical group Damdami Taksal has decided to join the Dal Khalsa’s Amritsar-New Delhi march scheduled to start on November 2 from the Akal Takht, aimed at “bringing justice” to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh told mediapersons here on Sunday that the motive of the march is to seek United Nations’ intervention for bringing the perpetrators of the riots to book.

Baba Harnam Singh Dhuma, head of the Taksal, announced the support of his organisation to the march and urged the international community to come forward and try the “accused Indian leadership for masterminding the killing and mayhem against innocent Sikhs”.

Kanwarpal said that the march would start from Amritsar on November 2 and reach the national capital by the same evening. On the following day, the march would proceed from Bangla Sahib gurdwara to Jantar Mantar, where a ‘Rights and Justice’ rally would be held.

He said a select number of representatives participating in the rally would go to the UN office in Delhi to submit a joint memorandum, seeking international pressure for punishing those responsible for the riots.

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