Chandigarh: Various parties have urged the Modi government to pass a resolution to express regret over the 1984 Sikh genocide during the next session of Parliament. “Sadly, all parties have ignored this issue for 30 years,” said BS Ramoowalia, senior vice-president of the SAD. “Parliament has not even observed a two-minute silence in memory of those killed in the genocide,” he pointed out.
He said no financial aid was announced for the genocide-hit. “The Union Government has announced a package for the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir. But for the riot victims, there has been no such package,” he said.
The Akali leader said that even Opposition leaders in Parliament had not moved a resolution to condemn the killings. “This wrong should be rectified during the coming session of Parliament,” Ramoowalia said.
Aam Aadmi Party leader HS Phoolka said his party would urge the Modi government to move a resolution in this regard. “ Sikhs were targeted and killed. Their houses and shops were burnt. All this deserves to be condemned by Parliament,” Phoolka said. The secretary of the state CPI, Bant Brar, said that such a resolution in Parliament would send the “right signals.”
Source: The Tribune