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PM says anti-Sikh riots were painful

June 12, 2004 10:40 IST
Last Updated: June 12, 2004 11:14 IST

Describing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and Gujarat incidents as painful, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday said an environment must be created so that such things are not repeated.

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Dr Singh made the remarks after paying obeisance at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi.

The prime minister, who was accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur, said he understood the "pain and anguish" of Sikhs and emphasised that "such incidents should never occur again."

Deploring the Gujarat riots, Dr Singh said: "These are painful incidents."

He appealed to all sections of the society to help maintain peace and harmony in the country. "In the comity of nations, India should again become the 'golden bird'," he added.

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Sub: PM's statement

It should be remembered that it was the congress party who was intrumental in organising the riots against sikhs. Many congress leaders including Bhagat jagdish ...

Posted by Hemant Shukla

Sub: kashmir pandits / Hindus

Why didn't PM include the case of Kashmir Pandits? It is agreed that the anti-Sikh riots and post-Godhra were painful. What about the Godhra train ...

Posted by Ramanathan

Sub: Anti-Sikh Riots, Anti-Muslim Riots in Gujarat

I agree that these riots were indeed painful and regrettable, but unfortunately these were perpetuated by the Congress party stalwarts. Two of the Anti-Sikh Riots ...

Posted by Ramesh Kapoor

Sub: Anti-Sikh Riots painful!

India is probably only country in the world, where majority suffers in the hands of minority-and minority does not even express regret for atrocities committed ...

Posted by Sachchidanand Dhar

Sub: PM says anti-Sikh riots painful

What about ethnic cleansing of hindus in kashmir? Even 10 gujarath riots will not equal atrocities committed by muslims on hindus in kashmir.

Posted by Narayan


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