SGPC wants Chidambaram to apologise over '84 riots remark

Having a go at the union home minister P. Chidambaram, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Thursday sought apology from the minister.
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Updated on Jun 30, 2011 09:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent/Aseem, Amritsar

Having a go at the union home minister P. Chidambaram, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Thursday sought apology from the minister.

Reacting to the recent statement issued by the union home minister wherein he had asked the Sikh community to forget 1984 riots and move ahead, the SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said that the community can never forget it and the statement of the home minister has further hurt them.

Demanding an apology from the home minister, the SGPC chief said, “In place of giving such statements, the union home minister must make efforts to get justice for the families of the victims.”

Many years have passed and many commissions have been formed by various governments but the families of the victims still await justice, added the SGPC chief.

Many innocents were killed and their families are living in pain till now. The minister should make efforts to get the accused punished and not issue such statements, added SGPC chief.

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