In protest against the recent acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, a key accused in 1984 anti-sikhs riots, by a Delhi court, leaders of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and several other sikh organisations took out a protest march in the city and burnt the effigy of Kumar and the UPA government.
Protesters wore black gowns and carrying placards, gathered at local Model Town gurdwara at around 10 AM and took out a peaceful procession up to Gurudwara Guru Nanak Mission.
Local MLA Pargat Singh, former minister Kuldeep Singh Wadala and district SAD president Gurcharan Singh Channi led the protest march.
However, BJP leaders stayed away from the protest.
Pargat said that it was shameful that even after 29 years of massacre of more than 10,000 sikhs, justice was elusive.
District president GS Channi held Congress-led UPA government responsible for the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar as CBI deliberately made a weak case against the Congress leader.
"We have been left with no option, other that agitating against the unjust UPA rule. We will being the real face of the Congress before the public soon," veteran SAD leader and SGPC member Kuldeep Singh Wadala said.