1984 Anti-Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar spotted in Congress’ Bharat Bandh protest

New Delhi | Congress leader and 1984 Anti Sikh riots accused Sajjan Kumar on Monday was spotted during the ‘Bharat Bandh’ protest called by the Congress party along with 21 other political parties in Delhi.

Sajjan Kumar is accused in the 1984 Anti Sikh riot which was ignited after the assassination of Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her bodyguards. Around 2800 people belonging to the Sikh community were killed in India during the anti-Sikh riots. The Delhi High Court earlier on 14 August 2018 started hearing appeals filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and victims against Sajjan Kumar acquittal in the Anti Sikh Riots of 1984in Delhi.

The Congress party along with various other opposition parties has called for a nationwide strike against the rising fuel prices and dropping value of rupee. The Bharat Bandh called by the opposition parties will be observed between 9 am and 3 pm in Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar and Haryana. Major 21 opposition parties including Samajwadi Party (SP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), CPI, MNS, DMK have extended their support for the Nationwide strike. While Parties like Shiv Sena and Trinamool Congress have opted to stay away from the strike.

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