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Commission for disposal of 1984 Sikh riots cases fails to deliver: AISSF

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Jamshedpur : All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has said that ‘ One Man Commission’ set up by the State government for disposal of 1984 Sikh riots cases has failed to deliver results for the victims of Sikh riots.

The Jharkhand chapter has demanded that though Jharkhand Government has set up one-man commission to provide compensation for the victims but due to lack of funds and resources the commission has failed to take any step in this direction.

Addressing a press meet at Sakchi Gurudwara, State president of the federation Satnam Singh Gambhir said that the ‘ One Man Commission’ for disposal of 1984 Sikh riots cases has been set up but it has failed to take action so far. He said that though they have demanded better resources for the commission so that camps can be held but despite repeated demands the commission has been deprived of resources.

Gambhir said that the State Government does not seem serious to provide justice to the victims of the riots. He said that the assassination of Indira Gandhi led to the 1984 Sikh Massacre in India. Sikhs in Bokaro, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Ramgarh and Adityapur ( Seraikela Kharsawan District) were murdered to death while their properties were destroyed.

He said that as per the FIR filed by the police in Bokaro alone 90 Sikhs were killed. There were several families whose members became handicapped for life and lost means of livelihood. Surprisingly the number of victims mentioned in FIR reports is different what the Government Report claims. As per the police in Bokaro alone 90 Sikhs were killed while as per the Government claims 79 persons died during the riots.

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