A day ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Faridkot to meet the family members of two victims of police firing, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked Congress Vice President to disclose if he had ever visited the family members of the 1984 riots.
In a statement here, senior SAD leader and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK said Rahul Gandhi should tell the people why he had never tried to console or share the grief of even one of the thousands of Sikh families whose near and dear ones were killed in 1984.
“Rahul Gandhi should tell the people why he had never visited the widow colony of Tilak Nagar “, the DSGMC president asked.
Asking Rahul Gandhi with what face he was coming to Faridkot tomorrow to visit the families of those who had tragically died recently, Manjit GK asked “isn’t this mischievous on your part? Aren’t you playing politics by trying to take political mileage out of a personal tragedy of two families even as you remained indifferent to the collective tragedy of around 30,000 victims of the 1984 genocide”.
Telling Rahul Gandhi that the Sikhs were still waiting for closure of the 1984 genocide, GK said 31 years had passed and thousands of affected families were still waiting for justice.
He alleged that during the last three decades Congress governments at the Centre had tried their best to destroy evidence of this genocide besides giving patronage to the guilty Congressmen responsible for this most heinous massacre in the country since independence.
GK said the “Congress Yuvraj must also explain what he had done for delivering justice and compensation to the victims of u201984 Sikh genocide during the UPA regime”.