Sukhbir vows to get justice for Hondh Chillar victims


Staff member
Chandigarh March 5:

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal reiterated his resolve to continue a sustained struggle on every available democratic and judicial forum till those responsible for the massacre of 32 Sikhs in Hondh Chillar village in Rewari were brought to book.

His party-Shiromani Akali Dal also moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking judicial inquiry by a sitting High Court judge in what he termed as the planned conspiracy to eliminate all Sikh families from Haryana village of Hondh Chillar in November '84 and suppressing the case for 26 long years by the Congress Government.

He said that the killers Sikhs in Hondh Chillar village in Rewari and thousands others in 1984 anti Sikh massacre including Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler would be put behind bars and exemplary punishment would be meted to them. Leading the nation to offer collective prayer at Gurudwara Amb Sahib at Mohali, Badal said that all members of Sikh community all over the world and all right thinking Punjabi and Indians were offering prayers seeking peace for the departed souls of those killed in Hondh Chillar and seeking strength from almighty to sustain the struggle till justice was ensured for the victims of Hondh Chillar and those 7000 Sikhs who were butchered on the roads of the national capital and other cities by the Congress goons led by Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler 26 years ago.

Badal said that it was matter of great shame that all Sikh families were eliminated with total Congress Government support under a planned conspiracy and the FIR was declared as untraced to save the skin of the Congress leadership. Badal said that '84 massacre was the biggest ethnic cleansing exercise by then Congress ruling party and it was surprising that even after 26 long years not a single guilty has been punished.

He said that Congress party was creating hurdles in judicial process because they fear that custodial interrogation of all accused including Sajjan and Tytler would reveal the real hand behind this worst ever genocide on this planet. Badal said that what to talk of punishing, Congress awarded Sajjan and Tytler with party posts, and other responsible positions so that they could terrorize the witnesses.

SAD president Badal said that the Congress kept sitting on this issue till the Member Parliament Harsimrat Kaur Badal shook the conscience of nation by raising this issue in the Parliament on 25th anniversary of the massacre. He said that despite assurance of justice by Leader of the House in the Parliament, the Government refused to arrest Sajjan for 25 days despite the High Court directions.

Vowing to continue struggle on every available democratic and judicial forum, Badal said that it was commitment of SAD to ensure justice to families of Hondh Chillar and over 7000 victims of '84 massacre.