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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sikh groups march towards PM's residence to protest against Sajjan Kumar's acquittal


Meenakshi Upreti, CNN-IBN
May 05, 2013 at 03:42pm IST

New Delhi: Many people from the Sikh community protested against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in one of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases in New Delhi on Sunday. They also clashed with police when it tried to stop them from marching towards the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 7RCR.

The protesters had planned a march from Jantar Mantar to 7RCR but the police stopped them by barricading the route. Security has been tightened in the area and water cannons have been reportedly placed to prevent protesters from reaching 7RCR. A few agitators have also been taken to Parliament Street Police Station.

Since a Delhi court acquitted the Congress leader in the riot case giving him a benefit of doubt, many Sikh groups, riot victims and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers have been protesting in various parts of the country.

Earlier in the week, protesters demonstrated outside Sonia Gandhi's residence 10 Janpath and at a Delhi Metro station. Protests were also carried out in Punjab, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir.

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