Addressing a congregation as part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev here, the SAD president said that more than 100 Sikhs were brutally killed in Bokaro in 1984.
Reports of disappearance of files related to the anti-Sikh riots cases have proved disappointing for the families of Kanpur riot victims.
The Congress leader said that the SIT was acting as a political arm of the BJP, just like the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate.
Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that a Special Investigation Team is investigating the allegations against Kamal Nath.
When contacted, a Power Department official said the process was underway and the scheme will be extended to all the families soon.
The bench said the plea would be heard in May 2020 during the summer vacation by a vacation bench.
A bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, granted relief to the accused persons on their appeal challenging a Delhi High Court order.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Manjinder Singh Sirsa said an Akali Dal delegation met the SIT Chairman and submitted the names of witnesses as well as their testimonies.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that an Akali Dal delegation met the SIT Chairman and provided the details of the witnesses.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is in Punjab along with three Delhi ministers to canvass support for his party’s candidates, has not responded to Phoolka’s statement.
The 1984 anti-Sikh riots have been a sensitive issue for people of Punjab, mainly the Sikhs, and is likely to damage the Congress' prospects in the state that will go to the polls in the last phase.
Owaisi was reacting to Modi slamming Congress President Rahul Gandhi's advisor Sam Pitroda for his remark on the anti-Sikh riots.
Pitroda's comments expose Congress' mindset, Modi government punished anti-Sikh riots accused: Amit Shah
Amit Shah said several Congress governments at the Centre did little to go after those behind the communal violence.
Randeep Surjewala said the party continued to support the quest for justice and stern punishment for those found guilty in the anti-Sikh riots, as also the subsequent acts of violence.
The BJP has demanded an apology from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi over Pitroda's remarks.