SGPC seeks apology from Centre for Operation Bluestar, ’84 riots

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: May 27, 2016 22:54 IST
SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar (HT File Photo)

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has sought an apology from the Union government for Operation Bluestar and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

In a statement issued in Amritsar, the apex gurdwara body chief Avtar Singh Makkar said the union government should show tender an apology to the Sikh community in the Parliament on the issue. “Such a move will be historical and strengthen mutual brotherhood. It should follow the Canadian government which has created history by apologising for the Komagata Maru episode,” he said.

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Makkar also demanded that the government should also set up a ‘truth commission’ comprising three judges of the Supreme Court to ensure justice for the innocent Sikhs victimised in 1984 episode as well as Pilibhit fake encounter case.

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