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Sikh hardliners seek memorial to Indira's assassins

Sikh hardliners on Monday demanded the construction of a memorial in memory of Beant Singh, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. This demand was made by the Dal Khalsa and was endorsed by other groups such as the Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) and the Akali Dal (Amritsar) led by Simranjit Singh Mann.

punjab Updated: Jan 06, 2014 18:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Sikh hardliners on Monday demanded the construction of a memorial in memory of Beant Singh, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.


This demand was made by the Dal Khalsa and was endorsed by other groups such as the Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) and the Akali Dal (Amritsar) led by Simranjit Singh Mann.

The demand came up when these groups met at the Golden Temple complex to observe the death anniversary of Kehar Singh and Satwant Singh, who were hanged to death this day 25 years ago. A religious function was held in which Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh took part.

The jathedar honoured Satwant's father Tirlok Singh. Though junior-level officials of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) were present, no senior official or member of the religious body attended the function.

First Published: Jan 06, 2014 18:32 IST