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Supreme Court of India (SCI) Seeks Status Report of SIT on Sikh Carnage of 1984

January 16, 2017 | By

Chandigarh: The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today sought status report regarding progress in investigation of November 1984 Sikh massacre related cases by Special Investigation Team (SIT). The SIT was setup in 2014, thirty years after the genocidal massacres of Sikhs throughout India.

A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R. Banumathi sought the report as petitioner S. Gurlad Singh Kahlon told the court that the Special Investigation Team has utterly failed in carrying out the probe.

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The Centre earlier told the court that further investigation was on in 21 out of the total of 221 cases. The court has adjourned the matter for next hearing on February 20.

Three decades of Impunity and denial of Justice:

It is notable that high ups in the Congress party and the Indian administration perpetrated the Sikh genocidal violence against the Sikhs in November 1984, in which thousands of Sikhs were massacred throughout India. Culprits of the genocidal massacres of Nov. 1984 have enjoyed impunity and high political posts during past three decades where as the victims of the massacre were left to perish as the justice was blatantly denied in these cases.

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