Groups of angry Sikhs organised massive protests at Tilak Nagar in West Delhi on Wednesday afternoon against the acquittal of former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which 300 Sikh lost their lives.
Heavy traffic jams were reported in West Delhi after groups of Sikhs held massive demonstrations on roads leading to Tilak Nagar and Subash Nagar. Scores of protestors also entered Subash Nagar metro station following which the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had to close the station. Angry demonstrators shouted slogans demanding that culprits responsible for the 1984 riots be brought to book. They demanded justice for Sikhs and death penalty for the accused. Metro rail services in other routes in the Capital too were affected due to the protests. Hemender Singh, public relations officer of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which provides security services to the Delhi metro said that the protestors started pouring into the metro station by 12.15 pm.
The protestors left peacefully after being requested to do so, he added. Those agitating outside the metro station left at 2.30 pm, but said they would protest outside Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s house on Thursday.