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MHA does a U-turn, tells EC no relief announced for Sikh genocide victims

New Delhi: In a dramatic about-turn, the Central Government has told the Election Commission (EC) that no decision was taken to give additional Rs 5 lakh compensation each to the families of those killed in the 1984 Sikh genocide. This comes a week after the media extensively reported on October 30 that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had okayed ...

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Picking up thread of unity amid turmoil

Bathinda, Punjab: Residents of Mungaska village in Alwar district of Rajasthan, who were uprooted following the 1984 Sikh genocide, continue to struggle even 30 years after the violence that shook the nation in the wake of the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Unlike Delhi where the government to offered help to the victims after the riots, people from ...

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Relief okay, but give justice to riot victims: Sikh leaders

Amritsar, Punjab: The NDA government’s move to announce Rs 5 lakh aid to the kin of each of those killed in 1984 Sikh genocide has been largely hailed in Sikh circles, but there is a strong feeling that only delivering justice will apply balm on the wounds of the community. Talking to The Tribune, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh welcomed ...

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Kin of Sikh Genocide victims to get Rs 5 lakh compensation

New Delhi: The Central Government today announced an additional Rs 5 lakh in compensation each for the families of 3,325 persons killed in the 1984 Sikh genocide. This is the third tranche of cash compensation for the victims and comes 30 years after the genocide. At least 3,325 persons, including 2,733 in Delhi, were killed in the communal riots triggered by ...

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AISSF calls for statewide bandh on Nov 1

Jalandhar, Punjab: The All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and the Sikh Students Federation Mehta (SSF) today gave a call for a statewide bandh on November 1 to protest the 1984 Sikh Genocide following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Addressing the media, AISSF president Karnail Singh Peermohammad said 30 years after the riots, the the victims were still waiting ...

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