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Delhi Cabinet gives go ahead to SIT for Delhi Sikh pogrom of 1984

February 6, 2014 | By

New Delhi, India (February 06, 2014): The Delhi Cabinet today announced a Special Investigation Team will probe the Delhi Sikh Pogrom of November 1984.

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi [File Photo]

“The Delhi Cabinet has asked the Lieutenant Governor to form a SIT to look into the 1984 riots. Cases which were closed will be opened again and if required, will be filed afresh,” said minister Manish Sisodia.

He also said that the constituting members of the SIT will be from outside Delhi.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had recently met the Lieutenant Governor regarding the opening of SIT probe into the communal riots.

Thousands of Sikh men and women were killed during the violence which broke out after the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984. Even thirty years after the pogrom the culprits are not brought to jusitce.

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