Narpreet Kaur, whose father was one of the victims of the 1984 genocide of Sikhs, sat on a hunger-strike and protest at Jantar Mantar between May 3-8 with her demand for punishment of those guilty of this crime.
Thousands of women and men participated in this protest that lasted for six days. The Communist Ghadar party of India, Lok Raj Sangathan, Aam Aadmi Party, BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal-Delhi participated in the protests. Several speakers joined Comrade Prakash Rao – spokesperson of the CGPI and Shri S Raghavan, All-India President of Lok Raj Sangathan in addressing the protest gathering.
Lok Raj Sangathan had hoisted many banners in support of the protest and with the demand of punishing the guilty. The banners carried the slogans: “The genocide of Sikhs in November 1984 can never be forgotten”, “The struggle to Punish the Guilty of the November 1984 genocide will continue”, “The Indian state is communal, not the Indian people”, “Punish the guilty of the 1984 Sikh genocide”, “Down with State terrorism”, “Unite against state-organised communal violence”, “An attack on one is an attack on all”, “Communal violence is the preferred weapon of the state to divide the people”, “Why have not the Congress leaders responsible for the Sikh genocide punished till date?”. Lok Raj Sangathan’s statement was also distributed in hundreds among the people.
It is significant to note that the acquittal by the courts on May 1st, of Sajjan Kumar, former MP of the Congress Party and one of the accused in the 1984 genocide organized by the Congress Party, was met with widespread protests in Delhi.
The protestors unanimously said that this court decision was to save the real organiser of the massacre – the Congress Party. They said that the law of the land and the judicial system has repeatedly failed to give them justice, In our country the judicial system operates to serve the political interest of the ruling party.
Addressing the protestors Bijju Nayak of Lok Raj Sangathan said that it is meaningless to expect justice from those whose hands are red with the blood of the victims. People of this country will have to take political power in their own hands and ensure justice by punishing the guilty and ensuring that such state sponsored communal massacre are put to an end forever.