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’84 riots: Uproar in RS, LS

The Parliament witnessed angry scenes on Thursday over the acquittal of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2010 01:10 AM IST

The Parliament witnessed angry scenes on Thursday over the acquittal of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

While a united Opposition forced the adjournment of the Rajya Sabha once during the day, the Lok Sabha witnessed heated exchanges.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal accused the government of shielding Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, another Congress leader.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister P.K. Bansal said the SAD “lacked courage” to speak against terrorism in Punjab and charged it with politicising the issue. In the Rajya Sabha, the Opposition stormed into the well of the House, shouting slogans “We want justice”.

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