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Delivery Of Justice to Victims of 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Began Only After 2014: Amit Shah

New Delhi, 13th Oct. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday that justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, which were politically motivated, was only delivered after the Narendra Modi government came into power in 2014.

Addressing a programme of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee here, he mentioned that 300 cases related to the riots were reopened and each victim’s family received compensation of Rs 5 lakh. Shah emphasized that no one was punished or arrested until 2014.

He acknowledged that probe commissions were set up, but no concrete results were achieved. However, Prime Minister Modi established an SIT that led to the imprisonment of the guilty.

Shah assured that the Modi government will continue to ensure justice for the anti-Sikh riots victims. He also highlighted that the government provided compensation to the kin of 3,328 victims.

Additionally, Shah mentioned that the Modi government granted citizenship under the Citizenship Amendment Act to Sikh individuals who faced persecution in neighboring countries.

He praised the Sikh community for their religious devotion and sacrifices throughout history.

Shah paid tribute to the Sikh gurus and their struggle against injustice.

He specifically mentioned the contributions of Guru Teg Bahadur and Guru Nanak Dev.

Shah commended the Sikh community for their sacrifices during the freedom struggle and their continued dedication to national security.

He also acknowledged the role of Sikh women in the empowerment movement and highlighted the initiatives taken by the Modi government to honor Sikh traditions and promote Sikh heritage.

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