Sikh groups to move SC to seek HC probes into 84 riots


Encouraged by successful organisation of Punjab bandh yesterday, various Sikh organisations were now planning to move PIL in the Supreme Court (SC) to seek judicial inquiries by high court judges in various states where Sikhs were killed in November 1984 riots.

All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) President Karnail Singh Peer Mohammed and senior advocate of Punjab and Haryana High Court Navkiran Singh, a representative of US-based Human Rights group Sikhs for Justice, said here today that the Sikh organisations have now decided to move the PIL in the Supreme Court for which preparations are in progress and probably it will be filed in January 2010.

It was also decided to move the PILs in High Court of the other States with the help of victim families of the Sikh genocide, in which thousands of Sikhs were killed in riots in 39 cities across the country.

Both Peer Mohammed and Navkiran Singh Advocate also stated that a five-member delegation consisting of representatives of various organisations including Khalsa Action Committee, Sikh for Justice, AISSF and Dal Khalsa among others, would submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister on November 16 to press for punishment for the guilty of the anti-Sikh riots and to seek a resolution by the Lok Sabha condemning the genocide.

The Copies of the memorandum would also be distributed among all the Lok Sabha members seeking their support for the resolution. UNI