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1984 survivors request Garg to visit grave sites

punjab Updated: Jul 02, 2012 21:54 IST

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A delegation of November 1984 survivors genocidal attacks on Sikhs appeared before the Garg commission on Monday.

Karnail Singh Peermohammad, president of All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF), headed the delegation from Haudh, Pataudi and Gurgaon.

Peermohammad said the survivors requested justice Garg to visit the ruins of genocidal sites at these places. The delegation also urged the commission to take an action on FIR No. 91 (dated November 3, 1984) and issue arrest warrants against persons named in that FIR.

The delegation demanded that Garg should follow the April 27 orders of Punjab and Haryana high court and include the claims of victims belonging to the areas of Patuadi and Gurgaon.

Referring to the inordinate delay in forming the commission to investigate the attacks, Peermohammad said, "Justice delayed was justice denied." He vowed to approach the apex court against the denial of justice.

Surjit Kaur, who lost 12 members of her family during November 1984 attack at village Haudh-Chillar, said that even after one year justice Garg had not visited the site.

"I have been waiting for justice for the last three decades. Successive commissions have failed to bring the perpetrators to justice," she said.

Justice Garg is heading the one-man commission set up by Haryana on March 5, 2011 following the discovery of a mass grave at the village. Several dozen Sikhs were reported killed and their properties were burnt in November 1984.