1984 Sikh riots: Victims block traffic, demand meeting with CM Parkash Singh Badal

The riot victims were on a dharna till filing the report on Tuesday. They sought meeting with CM Badal on Wednesday.

By: Express News Service | Mohali | Published:December 7, 2016 5:02 am
Members of riot victims stage a dharna on Chandigarh border on Tuesday. Jasbir Malhi Members of riot victims stage a dharna on Chandigarh border on Tuesday. Jasbir Malhi

The members of 1984 Sikh Genocide Victims Association staged a protest against the Punjab government for not fulfilling their promises, out of which providing houses to them was one.

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The riot victims were on a dharna till filing the report on Tuesday. They sought meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday. The traffic going towards Kharar was also diverted by the police.

Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline, the chairperson of the women wing of the association Gurbeer Kaur said that every political party encashes the 1984 issue during the polls, but no party has done anything for the victims.

He said that the state government promised the riot victims that they will get 200 free units of electricity but they did not receive any such facility till now. She also alleged that most of the victims were not provided affordable house by the state government as promised to them.

Rajbeer Kaur said that they want to meet the Chief Minister and ask him to fulfil all the promises. The agitating association members blocked the traffic on Phase 6 road. Heavy police force was also deployed at the spot to avoid any untoward incident and traffic was also diverted towards Phase 1 for the easy flow of the traffic.

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