1984 genocide victims call on PM
Victims of 1984 genocide today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and narrated their horror stories to him even as they urged him to take necessary steps to ensure all Congressmen who had butchered Sikhs were brought to justice including Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath.
The victim families, who were accompanied with SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, union food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal besides others, told the Prime Minister that their kith and kin had been been butchered by Congress hoodlums on the directions of former PM Rajiv Gandhi. They said the Congress party had been sheltering Congress leaders involved in the genocide for 34 years and had recently even elevated Kamal Nath, who was involved in mass murders in front of Rakabganj gurdwara, as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.
Bibi Jagdish Kaur and Bibi Nirpreet Kaur, whose family members were murdered in the mayhem, said they feared for their lives even now because they had testified against the Congress leaders. They told the PM that earlier Congress governments had put pressure on the Delhi police to destroy evidence and even close cases arbitrarily. They thanked Mr Narendra Modi for forming the SIT which resulted in reopening of cases closed by the Congress government. The victim families said this step had already started showing results with two persons being convicted in a case which had been closed under Congress dispensation earlier.
Giving details of the meeting, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said the Prime minister appreciated the bravery of the women who had testified against all powerful Congress leaders in their quest for justice. “Mr Modi said it was not easy to fight such a principled fight and that the victims had set an example for others to emulate”.
Later while talking to newsmen Mr Badal disclosed that many of the victim families belonged to Gurdaspur which would be visited by the Prime Minister tomorrow. He said the SAD on its part would continue to assist all the 1984 witnesses in their quest for justice and would not rest till each and every genocide perpetrator was taken to task.
Senior leaders including mps Balwinder Singh Bhundur, Prem Singh Chandumajra and Naresh Gujral besides Delhi SAD leaders Manjit Singh GK and Manjinder Singh Sirsa were also part of the delegation which called on the Prime Minister.