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On April 16, 1984, Sikh militants march in the streets of Amritsar, Punjab. London said on January 14, 2014 it would investigate its involvement in India's 1984 Amritsar Golden Temple assault after previously top secret documents showed British elite forces played an advisory role. Newly declassified government letters show New Delhi had requested British advice over a plan to flush out militants who had occupied the Golden Temple in Amritsar, northwest India -- considered Sikhdom's holiest shrine. Image source: AFP PHOTO/STR/FILES

NEW DELHI: Assuring the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots that justice will be ensured for one and all, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday, June 26, said a Special Investigation Team (SIT), after reviewing 286 cases, has recommended 22 cases to be reinvestigated.

Addressing a function to mark the 300th martyrdom anniversary of Sikh warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab, the minister called upon the youth to come forward and get inspired by heroic deeds of the legendar.


Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, MPs Prem Singh Chandumajra and Balwinder Singh Bhunder and a number of other dignitaries attended the function. (IANS)

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