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Tilak Vihar Attack on Sikhs 2013

Sikhs injured in August 15, 2013 attack by Delhi police

World Sikh Council-AR condemns 15 August firing at Sikhs by Dehi police

Ohio, US (August 22, 2013): The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) has expressed deep concern at the August 15, 2013 firing by Indian police on Sikhs in New Delhi, India. Reports indicate that more than two dozen Sikhs were injured in the attack by the police.

Several vehicles including police vans torched in Tilak Vihar on August 15, 2013

Dal Khalsa condemns Tilak Vihar attack on Sikhs; Demands strict action against culprits

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (August 18, 20013): In a recent statement the Dal Khalsa strongly condemned the violence unleashed on Sikhs in Tilak Vihar colony in West Delhi area. Party’s general secretary Dr Manjinder Singh and Secretary Sarbjit Singh Ghuman blamed the Delhi administration and the police for siding with the attackers. The Dal Khalsa leaders said due to vote-bank politics, the mainstream political parties (read BJP and the Congress) had been patronizing such elements every then and now.

August 15 Tilak Vihar Violence led by local Congress leaders – Sikh body, AISSF, demands inquiry

New Delhi, India (August 16, 2013): Condemning the August 15 violence against the Sikh population of Tilak Vihar and the attack on the family of US based plaintiff, All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) demanded inquiry by sitting Supreme Court Justice to investigate the role of police and political leaders. While Several Sikhs were injured as a result of police firing on the Sikhs, Mohinder Singh, the US based plaintiff’s family living in Tilak Vihar was especially targeted as their house was pelted with stones and their vehicles were burnt by the mob under the Delhi police watch.

Several vehicles including police vans torched in Tilak Vihar on August 15, 2013

Tilak Vihar witness uneasy calm after violent clash; More than 1000 cops deployed

New Delhi, India (August 16, 2013): A violent clash took place between Sikhs and Balmikis in West Delhi's Tilak Vihar on August 15 that left at least 25 injured, including five policemen. Certain reports suggest that 8 persons, all Sikhs, have been shot at by the police, whereas the Indian Express has reported that 3 persons who sustained gunshot injuries have been identified as Mohar Singh, Sunny Singh and Raghunath.