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1984 Sikh riots: Aus MP to file petition in Parliament

October 29, 2012 14:44 IST

An Australian politician will table a signed petition in the Parliament this week which would ask the government to recognise the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India as "genocide".

An official statement issued by federal MP Warren Entsch's office said, "The nation's Sikh community has enlisted the help of Entsch to have Australia recognise the November 1984 killings of Sikhs in India as genocide."

The issue was first raised by a Sikh Community member in Cairns, Daljit Singh.

"Every person on this planet who believes in equality and peace for mankind should support this," Singh said, adding "Justice delayed is justice denied."

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