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Bhattal meets Hooda over relief to riot-hit Sikhs

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, August 27, 2014
First Published: 23:31 IST(27/8/2014) | Last Updated: 23:33 IST(27/8/2014)

Senior Congress leader and former Punjab chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Wednesday led a delegation of 25 Haryana Sikhs to meet Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here and handed over a charter of demands.

According to a press statement, Bhattal told Hooda that the Sikhs in Haryana had suffered a lot during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and their houses, factories and other properties were destroyed. She said hundreds of Sikh families had lost men, women and children in the carnage, and many of them had to flee the state to save their lives. Bhattal urged Hooda to give adequate compensation to affected Sikhs so that they could start their lives and businesses afresh.

She told the Haryana CM that these aggrieved Sikh families had all proof and relevant documents in their possession which made them eligible for government aid. Hooda assured Bhattal that all possible help would be extended to these unfortunate Sikh families, according to the release.

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