1984 riot victims take out 'Insaaf march' from Anadpur Sahib to Chandigarh
Members of 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Victims Society along with Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) and All India Sikh Students Federation organised an 'Insaaf march' from Anandpur Sahib to the residence of Punjab chief minister at Chandigarh on Thursday.chandigarh Updated: Apr 02, 2015 20:36 IST
Members of 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Victims Society along with Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) and All India Sikh Students Federation organised an 'Insaaf march' from Anandpur Sahib to the residence of Punjab chief minister at Chandigarh on Thursday.
The riot victims, along with society president SS Dugri, its women wing president Gurdeep Kaur, All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) president Karnail Singh Peer Muhammad, Sikh Students Federation president Paramjit Singh Khalsa reached Anandpur Sahib from Ludhiana and offered prayers at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib before starting their march towards the residence of chief minister residence in Chandigarh, where some riot victims would sit on fast unto death.
President of society SS Dugri alleged that the Centre failed to take action against the people involved in anti-sikh riots and the Punjab government had also failed to fulfill its promise to rehabilitate the riot victims.
Muhammad said after the UPA now NDA also failed to ensure justice to the victims. He said that the CBI had again given clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the riots case.
They demanded that the riot victims who were allotted flats in SAS Nagari should be charged the price according to rates prevailing in 1992-93.Those victims who have been staying in Ludhiana from the last 20 years should be given the ownership of the houses in which they were living.
They also demanded that the riot victims who were yet to be rehabilitated should also be allotted plots or flats. They also demanded allotment of juice bars, Xerox copy booths, snack shop counters at different spots for unemployed members of the riot victim families and reservation for their children at Adarsh schools in state.
First Published: Apr 02, 2015 20:32 IST