Sikh groups protest outside Rahul Gandhi's residence

Feb 03, 2014, 15:18 IST | Agencies

Around 200 members of the Shiromani Aklai Dal and other Sikh groups stage protest outside Rahul Gandhi's residence after he hints at his party worker's involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

New Delhi: Around 200 members of the Sikh community on Monday staged a protest outside Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's residence here and demanded the names of and action against the Congress leaders involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Activist of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) tries to climb a police barricade outside Congress Party headquarters in New Delhi. Pic: AFP

The protest came after Gandhi said in a recent TV interview that "some Congressmen were probably involved" in the anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

The protesters, belonging to the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, raised slogans against Rahul Gandhi while protesting at his Tughlaq Lane residence here.

"They are protesting peacefully so no action has been taken against them," a police official told IANS.

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