Sikh protesters deface Rajiv Chowk signboard in Connaught Place, demand it be renamed after Bhagat Singh

A group of Sikh protestors on Wednesday defaced Rajiv Chowk signboard here in Connaught Place area while raising slogans against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Asian News International December 26, 2018 17:16:45 IST
Sikh protesters deface Rajiv Chowk signboard in Connaught Place, demand it be renamed after Bhagat Singh

New Delhi: A group of Sikh protesters on Wednesday defaced Rajiv Chowk signboard here in Connaught Place area while raising slogans against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Sikh protesters deface Rajiv Chowk signboard in Connaught Place demand it be renamed after Bhagat Singh

Sikh protesters defacing Rajiv Chowk signboard in New Delhi's Connaught Place area on Wednesday. ANI

The protesters also blackened the word 'Rajiv' on the signboard by spraying black paints. The group of protesters, comprising both men and women, also demanded that Rajiv Chowk is renamed after Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

"A Prime Minister of India represents all communities, be it Hindus, Muslims or Sikhs. We demand that considering Rajiv Gandhi's role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Bharat Ratna award must be taken away from him, and should be conferred on Shaheed Bhagat Singh," demanded one of the protesters.

The Delhi High Court on December 17 convicted Congress leader and former Lok Sabha member Sajjan Kumar for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, sentencing him to life imprisonment.

Massive riots had erupted across the country after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her bodyguards in November 1984. As per the official records, around 2,800 Sikhs were killed across India, including 2,100 in Delhi, during the clashes.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Karnataka SSLC supplementary result 2020 declared at karresults.nic.in; 51.28% students qualify
India

Karnataka SSLC supplementary result 2020 declared at karresults.nic.in; 51.28% students qualify

Girls have performed better than boys in the exam. Of the total, 55.96 percent girls qualified the exam, while the pass percentage of boys was 48.56 percent

Delhi BJP files plaint with minorities panel over removal of Sikh man's turban during Bengal rally
India

Delhi BJP files plaint with minorities panel over removal of Sikh man's turban during Bengal rally

Controversy erupted on Thursday after state police allegedly pulled off a man's turban during a BJP rally. The police, however, claimed he was carrying a firearm and that his headgear "fell off in the scuffle"

Karnataka govt likely to increase flood relief measures, CM says situation in state 'more severe' than last year
India

Karnataka govt likely to increase flood relief measures, CM says situation in state 'more severe' than last year

On Wednesday, the chief minister had conducted an aerial survey of Vijayapura, Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Raichur districts where the Bhima river has wreaked havoc for the last nine days