Modi says cul­prits of anti-Sikh ri­ots will be jailed; prom­ises jus­tice to vic­tims’ kin

Mid Day - - Nation - Naren­dra Modi, PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi on Sun­day hailed the de­ci­sion of his gov­ern­ment to con­struct Kartarpur Cor­ri­dor and promised jus­tice to the fam­i­lies of 1984 anti-Sikh riot vic­tims, which shook the na­tion.

Modi, who was speak­ing after re­leas­ing a com­mem­o­ra­tive coin to mark the 352nd birth an­niver­sary of Guru Gobind Singh ji, 10th Sikh Guru, on Sun­day here, said, “No binoc­u­lars are needed as the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib will now be vis­i­ble with naked eyes. Sikh devo­tees will be able to make a visa-free pil­grim­age to Dar­bar Sahib in Pak­istan.” Talk­ing about the 1984 anti-Sikh ri­ots, wherein around 2,700 Sikhs were killed across In­dia, Modi said, “Our gov­ern­ment will en­sure that all the cul­prits are be­hind bars.”

‘Kartarpur cor­ri­dor pro­ject is an at­tempt to atone for the mis­takes com­mit­ted dur­ing In­dia’s par­ti­tion in Au­gust 1947. We had failed to en­sure that the sa­cred site of Guru re­mains on our side of the bor­der’

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Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi re­leases a com­mem­o­ra­tive coin to mark the birth an­niver­sary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, in New Delhi, on Sun­day.

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