Sikh leaders thank PM Modi for summoning accused rioter Jagdish Tytler from the 1984 riots

The Prime Minister and Union Home Minister were hailed by Sikh political leaders on Wednesday in response to a municipal court summonsing Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in relation to a 1984 riots case in which three people were murdered.

On August 5, the court issued a summons against Tytler in relation to the Pul Bangash deaths that occurred during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, taking note of a charge sheet submitted by the CBI in the matter.


“We thank the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Home Minister Amit Shah for pursuing the matter and ensuring that the CBI’s inquiry was carried out appropriately. Now, 39 years later, there is a glimmer of optimism. We are rather relieved by that. The time for Tytler is over, according to BJP leader Sardar RP Singh.


The CBI said in its charge sheet that Tytler “incited, instigated, and provoked” the throng that had gathered on November 1, 1984, near the Pul Bangash Gurdwara in Azad Market.


Manjinder Singh Sirsa, a different BJP Sikh leader, said that the 1984 anti-Sikh riots suspects were not only “protected” by Congress but also elevated to higher positions in the party and administration.


Because of Congress regimes in power, who not only shielded them but also instructed investigative agencies to refrain from taking action against them, “the butchers of humanity were saved all along these years,” Sirsa said.


He said that the investigative agencies looked into allegations against Congress leaders mainly because of the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.


The court summons issued against Tytler, according to Harmit Singh Kalka, head of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), was a significant win for the Sikhs.


Kalka and DSGMC general secretary Jagdeep Singh Kahlon released a joint statement that promised to “ensure that Tytler is sent to prison.”


Additionally, they expressed their gratitude to DSGMC’s legal team and advocate HS Phoolka for their efforts in getting Tytler called before the court.



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