Victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Committee (DSGMC) leaders and victims of Sikh massacre 1984 on Thursday 14 May staged a protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, demanding payment of compensation announced by Central government of India.
A peace march was taken out by the protestors, including dozens of women who were widowed in the riots, from Gurdwara Bangla Sahib to Jantar Mantar.
“The government had announced additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victims. In December last year the Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh had distributed cheques to 17 affected families. Later, 2,500 other victims submitted their forms but they were yet to receive the increased compensation,” informed one of the protestors.
The victims have submitted their memorandun to India’s Home Ministry alleging that the Delhi government was not paying them increased compensation on the pretext that they had no budget for it. by news Bureau