Monday, May 06, 2013

Sikhs in India protest against Injustice...

Today hundreds of Sikhs in Delhi staged a protest near Parliament House blocking traffic for about an hour against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms case and demanding capital punishment for the mass killer of the Sikhs. 

Holding placards and shouting slogans against Congress, the protesters, including women, squatted at Vijay Chowk which is just a few metres away from Parliament House where a large number of police personnel were deployed. The Sikh Sangat, blocked traffic for about an hour after which they were mercilessly beaten and taken into custody by police who took them to a nearby police station. 

Different parts of India are witnessing protests since last Tuesday after a court acquitted Sajjan Kumar in an anti-Sikh pogroms case. Meanwhile, the indefinite fast of Bibi Nirpreet Kaur, one of the '84 anti-Sikh violence victims, entered the fourth day today. Bibi Nirpreet Kaur is protesting against the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar. Bibi jee who lost her father in the anti-Sikh genocide, had on Sunday shot off a letter to the Prime Minister asking him to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the genocide. She has also demanded that CBI should file an appeal in the Delhi High Court against Sajjan Kumar in the case in which he was recently acquitted by a trial court.

Photos below showing how the victims of genocide are treated when they are denied justice:

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