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Nanavati report to be tabled during Budget Session

The Sikh community and Oppn parties have been demanding that the report on 1984 anti-Sikh riots be made public.
By Press Trust of India | PTI, Yamuna Nagar
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2005 12:20 AM IST

Amid wide speculation about its contents, Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj on Sunday said the Nanavati Commission report on the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 would be tabled during the coming Budget Session of Parliament.

He was replying to questions posed by journalists while on a visit to Mahakaleshwar Mutt, about 45 km from Yamuna Nagar, for a Basant Panchmi function.

The Sikh community and Opposition parties have been demanding that the report be "made public" ever since Justice GT Nanavati, a retired Supreme Court judge, submitted the two-volume, 185-page report to Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil in New Delhi on Wednesday.

An estimated 3,000 people were killed in New Delhi in the anti-Sikh riots that followed Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination on October 31, 1984.

The Commission of Inquiry's report contains findings on whether any political party had organised the riots.

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