New Delhi: The Delhi government on Sunday initiated the process of disbursing compensation cheques to the victims of the 1984 Sikh riots. A total of 1,320 families received compensation today. The remaining 1,800 families would get their cheques within the next 10 days.
Speaking at the ceremony, deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that unless we develop our thinking, episodes like the anti-Sikh riots will continue.
“Nothing has changed after 31 years. Episodes like Dadri and Haryana continue even today. The police still sends its force to check if people are eating beef. If we don’t want more such incidents, we need to develop our minds,” he said.
Allegedly 3000 Sikhs were massacred in the riot which many claimed to be backed by the Congress. There were even allegations that voting lists were used to identify Sikh families.
The Delhi BJP on Thursday staged a protest outside Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence here against the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation.
Hundreds of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers assembled outside Sisodia’s residence on Mathura Road and raised slogans against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.
The protest was led by Delhi BJP General Secretary Kuljeet Singh Chahal.