January 3, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi, India (January 03, 2014): Dr. Minister Manmohan Singh, who is at the verge of his second and perhaps last term as Indian Prime Minister, has said that his government has done “quite a lot” for the Sikhs who suffered in anti-Sikh violance of November 1984.
Manmohan Singh reportedly said he had apologized in Parliament to the Sikh community for the events of November 1984 and his government had provided succour to the suffering families wherever possible.
Manmohan Singh reportedly said he had apologised in Parliament to the Sikh community for the events of November 1984 and his government had provided succour to the suffering families wherever possible.
“I think our government has done quite a lot (for Sikh victims). I used the opportunity of a decision in Parliament to publicly apologise to the Sikh community on behalf of the government of our country for what had happened in 1984. It should never have happened” he reportedly said.
“As far as compensation is concerned, I think one can never give adequate compensation to compensate for the loss of valuable life but wherever possible, we have provided succour to the suffering families of the Sikhs of 1984 riots,” he reportedly added at his press conference.
He was replying to a question if his government had done enough for the Sikhs who are yet to get justice for what happened to them in 1984.
It is notable that Manmohan Singh was selected as Prime Minister candidate by Congress President Sonia Gandhi who herself is facing a human rights lawsuit in a US Federal court for protecting, patronizing and rewarding the culprits of Sikh genocide of November 1984.
Manmohan Singh’s cabinet included Kamal Nath, one of the accused responsible for massacre of Sikhs in November 1984.
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