Monday, 6 May 2013

Delhi BJP President visits Sikh protesters, express solidarity and full support

New Delhi, 6th May : “The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party has been fighting along with the Sikh community to get justice for the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and would provide full support to this quest for justice which has not been fulfilled so far due to manipulation of the investigating agencies probing these cases by the Congress government.” 

Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party President Shri Vijay Goel made above remarks in light of the ongoing protest by Nirprit Kaur and Jagdish Kaur who have been sitting on dharna demanding justice by bringing the perpetrators of these riots to book. 

“I not only morally support the protest of these two women whose protests symbolise the anguish of the Sikh Community owing to delayed disposition of cases and the high and mighty getting scot free, but I would like to reiterate that the BJP would leave no stone unturned to bring the guilty to the book,” Shri Goel said. 

“What happened in 1984 was a carnage and it was crime against humanity. It is shocking that even 29 years after these riots, those who suffered continue to await for justice and justifiably feel wronged by the government of the day,” Shri Goel said. 

“In 1984, the BJP cadres participated in rescue of the Sikhs who were being targeted by mobs led and instigated by Congress leaders. Ever since then we have been standing with the Sikh community and would continue to do so,” he added. 

The Delhi BJP has demanded that the acquittal of former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar in one of the cases by a recent court should be challenged in the Delhi High Court, cases against another Congress leaders, which have been reopened on behest of the Court should be expeditiously disposed off in a fixed time frame. 

“It is clear that the Central Bureau of Investigation and Delhi Police have not done their duty. Their dubious role has been recorded and commented upon by several inquiry commissions and committees as well as judiciary. It also clear that all this has been done at the behest of Congress government as this miscarriage of justice has benefited Congress leaders who were charged for their condemnable role in these riots,” Shri Goel said. 

The deplorable silence of Congress on this issue is a clear indication that it has deliberately derailed the investigations and pursuit of cases in the courts to protect its leaders by either giving clean chits to them or through building up of ‘weak’ cases which could not stand the scrutiny of law. 

The BJP leader was accompanied by Delhi BJP Vice-President Shri R.P. Singh, Delhi BJP Mahila Morcha President Shikha Rai, District BJP President Girish Sachdeva and senior Akali Dal leaders including Avtar Singh Hit, Manjit Singh GK and Majinder Singh Sirsa.

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