New Delhi: UPA has done “quite a lot” for the Sikhs who suffered in 1984 riots but no compensation could be “adequate” to compensate for the loss of valuable lives, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today.
He said he had apologised in Parliament to the Sikh community for the riots and his government had provided succour to the suffering families wherever possible.
“I think our government has done quite a lot (for Sikh victims). I used the opportunity of a decision in Parliament to publicly apologise to Sikh community on behalf of the government of our country for what had happened in 1984. It should never have happened.
“As far as compensation is concerned, I think one can never give adequate compensation to compensate for the loss of valuable life but wherever possible, we have provided succour to the suffering families of the Sikhs of 1984 riots,” he said at his press conference.
He was replying to a question if his government had done enough for the Sikhs who are yet to get justice for what happened to them in 1984.