May 9, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi, India (May 08, 2013): It is learnt that Bibi Nirpreet Kaur, one of the key witnesses and victim of the Sikh genocide 1984, broke her six-day-old fast on May 08, 2013 after Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal assured support for her fight for justice.
She was on fast at the Jantar Mantar in central Delhi, demanding justice for Sikhs massacred in the November 1984 genocidal violence following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.
Bibi Nirpreet Kaur had lost her family members in Delhi Cantonment area during the massacre in November 1984.
It is learnt that Parkash Singh Badal, along with his son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, visited Jantar Mantar and inquired about her health and assured Shiromani Akali Dal’s support to her.
Bibi Nirpreet Kaur broke the fast following the Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar offering a glass of juice to her.
It is notable that on April 30, 2013 District and Sessions Judge J.R. Aryan acquitted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar while convicting five others — Balwan Khokkar, an ex-councillor, Mahender Yadav, an ex-MLA, Kishan Khokkar, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal — in Delhi Cant area massacre case. Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal led to widespread protests from the Sikhs.
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