May 22, 2017 | By Parmjeet Singh
Amritsar: In a written release, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has offered help to family members of 1994 Pilibhit jail massacre victims. The announce came 3 days after the SGPC gave Rs1 lakh each in compensation to the families of Sikhs who were killed in a fake encounter in 1991. In all, 11 Sikhs were killed, but the SGPC said that the families of only four could be identified.
After 25 Years SGPC Gives Rs 1 Lakh Aid to Family members of Pilibhit Fake Encounter Victims
“The story of 28 Sikhs tortured in Pilibhit jail during 1993-94 remained unheard of. Then SGPC president Gurcharan Singh Tohra had announced a compensation of Rs. 1 lakh to the deceased and Rs50,000 to the injured ones. But Rs. 11,000 was given to the families of the deceased and Rs. 5,000 to the injured ones”, notes The Tribune (TT).
Besides, the SGPC did not fulfil its promise of providing the survivors with jobs.
SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar said that the SGPC sympathises with the victims and their families. He said that SGPC Chief Secretary Harcharan Singh and Personal Secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhura Kohna are told to help survivors.
It is notable that on intervening night of November 8-9, 1994, seven Sikhs were beaten to death by jail staff inside Pilibhit jail and 21 others had suffered serious injuries.
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