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Radical Sikhs seek memorial for Indira's assassins

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Amritsar, November 01, 2013
First Published: 00:11 IST(1/11/2013) | Last Updated: 00:11 IST(1/11/2013)

As the nation paid homage to Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary on Thursday, radical Sikh groups got together to demand that a memorial be raised to the assassins of the former prime minister in the Golden Temple.

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The demand was made following a meeting of the Dal Khalsa, Damdami Taksal and SAD (Panch Pardani) at Golden Temple to observe the death anniversary of Beant Singh, one of the assassins shot dead in 1984. His accomplice Satwant Singh and conspirator Kehar Singh were tried and hanged after the assassination.

Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and a couple of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee officials were present. A resolution for the memorial was later passed.

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