YAD workers burn Rahul's effigies
Members of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) district unit on Friday staged a protest outside the deputy commissioner office in Phase 1 here against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.chandigarh Updated: Jan 31, 2014 22:58 IST
Members of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) district unit on Friday staged a protest outside the deputy commissioner office in Phase 1 here against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
They demanded Rahul should reveal the names of party members who were involved in the 1984 Sikh massacre. They also burnt effigies of Rahul Gandhi and demanded that Rahul should be produced before the CBI.
A large group of YAD workers led by Harmanpreet Singh Prince, president YAD, SAS Nagar (urban), demanded that Rahul should testify before investigating agencies and courts where the appeals regarding the Sikh "genocide" were being heard. He said that CBI should ask Rahul which people he was talking about and he should be made to spell out names.
Those present on the occasion included senior Akali leader Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, Jaswinder Singh Jassi, Raja Kanwarjyot Singh and Satinder Singh Gill,
Describing the Congress as a double-faced party, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia said that Congress which boasted of its "secular credential", had never dissociated from the tainted Congress leaders facing serious charges in the anti-Sikh massacre.
Rupnagar:Youth Akali Dal workers staged a dharna on Friday near the office of Rupnagar deputy commissioner and burnt the effigy of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, demanding his apology for the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.
Rupnagar MLA Daljit Singh Cheema also participated in the dharna. He alleged that the Congress was responsible for the anti-Sikh riots.He said since Rahul Gandhi had confessed that some Congress leaders were behind the pogrom aimed against the Sikh community, he was duty bound to name the leaders who had led the mobs which had massacred thousands of innocent Sikhs in the streets of Delhi.
He said if the Congress vice president had any sense of fair play and he really empathised with the Sikh community he should pressurise the Congress-led UPA government to put the guilty Congress leaders behind bars immediately.
Those who addressed the dharna included Youth Akali Dal(rural) district president Harpreet Singh Basant, SGPC member Ajmer Singh Khera, Beopar Mandal president Paramjit Singh Makkar and former municipal council president Amarjit Singh Satyal.
First Published: Jan 31, 2014 22:55 IST