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Congress opens up wounds of anti-Sikh riot victims: Kamal Sharma
HARISH DIDO | 04 Dec 2013

Talking to media persons on Delhi polls, Kamal Sharma, Punjab BJP President expressing his views said, Congress has opened up wounds of the families of anti-Sikh riot victims.


Giving tickets to the persons to the tainted leaders of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, by the Congress during Delhi polls, has played with the sentiments of the Sikhs by opening up of their old wounds.


Kamal Sharma advised the Congress leaders in Punjab to clear their standon this issue. He appealed to the people of Delhi to bring BJP in power to provide honest, development oriented, transparent and administrative government.


It is pertinent to mention that in a potentially controversial move, the Congress party has decided to field son of former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar, an accused in 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, from the South Delhi constituency of Sangam Vihar. In 2009, under public pressure, the Congress party had barred Kumar (along with Jagdish Tytler, also accused in anti-Sikh riots cases), from contesting Lok Sabha elections. That family connections have yet again influenced ticket distribution is evident from the list of sons, wives, and brothers of controversial Congress leaders who have been chosen by the party to contest in the upcoming assembly elections.

 

On the other hand, the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and All India Sikh Students Federation have announced to hold a Justice Rally before the office of UN Resident Coordinator in Delhi on International Human Rights Day, that falls on December 10 - to highlight denial of justice to the victims for 29 years and the impunity with which the guilty Congress leaders were being rewarded.