NEW DELHI – Thousands of Sikhs marched through Delhi streets this week in memory of those killed in the 1984 massacre of Sikhs. Demanding a fresh probe into the massacre cases, the protesters marched amid tight security. They displayed posters bearing names and addresses of those killed in Delhi. Members of various Sikh organisations later organised a “path” and “ardaas”.
“As many as 2,733 Sikhs were killed in the riots, as per official records. All those names have been put up here today for everyone to see,” said senior advocate HS Phoolka.
Juswin Singh, a student of Khalsa College, Delhi University, said, “We want the United Nations Organisation to probe the matter since the government and the judiciary have clearly failed to bring the culprits to justice.”
The protesters marched alongside a mobile exhibition named “Forgotten citizens” that had started from Amritsar last week. The exhibition displayed pictures clicked during the riots.