1984 riots: Akali Dal protests over Amarinder Singh’s remark on Tytler
Akali Dal on Monday (April 21) staged a protest outside Congress headquarters in New Delhi against its Amritsar Lok Sabha candidate Amarinder Singh's alleged remarks on the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.
Sikhs break a barricade as they protest against Captain Amarinder Singh for his recent remarks on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, in New Delhi. (AP)
Scores of Akali activists reached the Congress office at 24, Akbar Road, holding placards and raised anti-Congress slogans and clashed with police, which had erected barricades to stop them. (AP)
As the protesters refused to budge, police resorted to use of water cannon to disperse them. (AP)
In his recent remarks to a private channel Singh had said that he believed Congress leader Jagdish Tytler played no role in fuelling the violence in 1984 that left hundreds of Sikhs dead.
Sikhs stand near a police barricade during a protest against Congress party leader and former chief minister of Punjab state Captain Amarinder Singh for his recent remarks on the country’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots. (AP)
The protesters were detained and taken to a nearby police station.
Sikhs break a barricade as they protest against Amarinder Singh. (AP)