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1984 riots: Delhi Govt. forms SIT to help victims


Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that his government has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to help the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

“The Delhi Government has formed an SIT on 1984 riots. We will provide lawyers to the victims in 1984 Sikh riot cases. We will co-operate fully with the Centre on this and will keep providing help to the victims of 1984 riots,” Kejriwal said in the Delhi Assembly.

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots, which claimed the lives of almost 3,000 Sikhs, were triggered by the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, by her two Sikh bodyguards. (ANI)