PIL seeks compensation for ’84 riots victims

Kalgidhar Sewak Jatha,a Sikh organisation,filed a public interest litigation (PIL) before the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday seeking compensation for 60 families in Ahmedabad who were reportedly affected in the 1984 riots.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: July 5, 2012 3:47:08 am

Kalgidhar Sewak Jatha,a Sikh organisation,filed a public interest litigation (PIL) before the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday seeking compensation for 60 families in Ahmedabad who were reportedly affected in the 1984 riots.

The PIL claimed that despite central government’s announcements for providing compensation to the affected persons,the state government failed to provide any relief. The PIL also stated that when the affected persons raised the issue,the state government authorities refused to admit that anti-Sikh riots happened in Ahmedabad,though there were several FIRs related to the incident lodged at various police stations.

According to the PIL,properties of 60 families residing in Raipur and Saraspur areas of Ahmedabad were destroyed during the anit-Sikh riots. It also stated that the central government had announced compensation for victims living in Jammu & Kashmir,Punjab and Haryana but nothing was done in the case of victims in Gujarat.

The court will hear the case on Thursday.

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