Thursday, January 22, 2015

DSGMC delegation meeting with Justice Mathur : Demand for time bound report on 1984 Genocide

A delegation of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC)  met Justice GP Mathur, a retired Supreme Court Judge, who is heading a commission formed by the union government to investigate the cases of anti-Sikh genocide of 1984.
DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK who led the delegation demanded that clear cut terms of reference be decided by the commission which should include - first information report be registered in all the cases of genocide which were denied in the past and all the cases which were closed without proper investigation be reopened.
The delegation demanded time bound results of the report unlike previous commissions and committees, fate of which was never known.
The delegation also comprised DSGMC general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa, and senior Akali leaders Onkar Singh Thapar, Amarjeet Singh Pappu, Harvinder Singh KP, Jaswinder Singh Jolly and Narinder Pal Singh Palli, also demanded that the issue of rehabilitation of the families of the genocide victims be looked into sympathetically and compensation of Rs. 5 lakh announced by the union government be disbursed at earliest.
“We have also demanded setting up of a special investigation team (SIT) which would thoroughly probe genocide of 1984 in which thousands of innocent Sikhs were killed mercilessly,” said DSGMC president adding that a test case of an FIR registered in Nangloi police station against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, chargesheet of which is kept on hold since 1992 and was never sent to the court for trial.
DSGMC has also offered to assist the commission with evidence of riot cases, to which Justice Mathur agreed because according to him, it would fasten the work of the commission. GK also told Justice Mathur, that Sikhs being very less in population in the entire country plays a pivotal role in development and protesting borders of the country, but the community has been denied justice and was humiliated.
He adds that out of about 587 FIRs registered of riots, in Delhi alone, 241 were shut without any reason and rest also never reached a conclusion. He raised the issue that as per government records 3,000 people were shown as killed in genocide but actual number is much higher which needs to be probed.

With Thanks : Media DSGMC

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