Sikh Organizations urge CM to constitute SIT to probe killings

Excelsior Correspondent

Avtar Singh Khalsa interacting with media persons at Jammu on Saturday.
Avtar Singh Khalsa interacting with media persons at Jammu on Saturday.

JAMMU, Feb 1: Various Sikh organizations today asked the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to constitute a SIT on the analogy of Delhi Government to probe the killing of Sikh community people in 1984, 1989 and 2000.
Addressing a press conference, Avtar Singh Khalsa, general secretary, J&K Sikh United Front expressed anguish over the killing of innocent Sikh people killed in J&K, Delhi and other States of the country after the killing of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The members of Bhai Kanaya Nishkam Sewa Society, All India Sikh Student Federation, Sikh Nawjawan Sabha, Sikh Welfare Society Gurmat Vichar Manch and Guru Granth Sahib Study Circle were also present.
Thousands members of the Sikh community were killed by the anti-social elements by the mobs led by Congress party leaders, but no action has been taken against them till date, Khalsa alleged.
He stated that many persons of the Sikh community were killed in J&K during October 1984 at Talwara in district Reasi, in January 1989 at Jammu when anti-social elements attacked on religious processions and in March at Chattisingh Pura in Kashmir valley, but no one has been arrested so far.
Various commissions including Ved Maruva 1984, Ranga Nath Mishra 1985, Kuldeep Kapoor and Kusum Mittal 1990, Jain Bannerji 1993, Ahuja Committee, etc were constituted to probe the killing of Sikhs and the said commissions had declared many policemen and Congress leaders responsible for the same, he said.
Khalsa asked the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to collect all these commission reports and produce the same before the SIT for further investigations of the massacre of Sikhs in 1984.
He warned to launch a crusade if genuine demands of the Sikh community were not fulfilled including punishment to the culprits.
Mohinder Singh, chief organizer, Bhai Kanaya Nishkam Sewa Society condemned the statement of the AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi.
“Rahul Gandhi should apologise from the Sikh community and made public the names of the Congress leaders involved in the killing of Sikhs in 1984”, Singh demanded.
Among others present were Mohinder Singh, Paramjit Singh, Ramnik Singh Bijral, Dharmindhar Singh Bhargav, Kapoor Singh Dutta, etc.