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Fresh petition moved in Indian Supreme Court seeking SIT for 1984 Kanpur Sikh Massacre

April 8, 2017 | By

New Delhi: As per media reports the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee chief Manjit Singh GK and victims of Sikh genocide 1984 from Kanpur moved to the Supreme Court of India (SCI) on April 7 demanding setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the massacre of over 125 Sikhs.

Petitioners Manjit Singh GK and others demanded re-investigation of at least seven cases registered at Bazaria and Nazirabad police stations that had been closed by the police for want of evidence.

Sikhs houses were burnt during November 1984 Sikh Genocide [File Photo]

Complaining that no significant action had been taken by the authorities, the petitioners said: “There is mockery of criminal justice system as far as the case of riots victims is concerned.”

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The petitioners alleged that even after 33 years there was no constructive action on part of the Uttar Pradesh Government and the police to provide them justice or to rehabilitate and compensate them.

“It’s an irony…that in the city of Kanpur, in the knowledge of the petitioners, 127 persons belonging to the Sikh community were brutally murdered/burnt to death in different police station areas. However, none of the police stations is even ready to acknowledge their deaths,” the petitioners submitted.

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Petitioners’ counsel reportedly Prasoon Kumar told a Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra that no action had been taken to prosecute perpetrators of the crime.

The DSGMC said in a statement issued on April 7 that the SCI posted the matter for hearing on April 24 along with another PIL on genocidal violance against the Sikhs in Delhi.

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