A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night.
An umbrella Sikh group and a couple of human right bodies have written a letter to US President Barack Obama seeking his support for justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India that claimed 3,000 lives.
The Home Ministry on Monday informed the Election Commission that it has not taken a decision on providing Rs five lakh compensation to the next of kin of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims and has thus not violated the Model Code of Conduct.
Justice delayed is justice denied, and for the thousands of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot in Delhi or even those outside the state, a monetary compensation hardly accounts for real justice.
Reiterating the resolve of Shiromani Akali Dal to get justice for innocent victims of the riots, he said the time has come to ensure punishment to the perpetrators.
The Modi government announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of each of 3,325 victims killed during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984, sources told media.
A leading human rights body has criticised India or failing to prosecute senior officials for their roles in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has been summoned by the federal court of Los Angeles for allegedly instigating violence against the Sikh Community in 1984.
Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Representative Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of the Indian government in the anti-Sikh rioting in 1984.
Freelance journalist Smita Sharma writes of her experience during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at New York's Madison Square Garden.
A US court has asked the Department of Justice to respond by 10 July on the immunity issue of former prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case filed by a New York-based Sikh group.
In a 13-page order, US District Judge Brian Cogan granted Gandhi's motion to dismiss the complaint filed by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for "lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim."
A US court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Sikh rights group accusing Congress party president Sonia Gandhi of shielding party leaders involved in 1984 riots.
Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said the party will soon hold a discussion with the Union Home Ministry on the issue of 1984 anti-Sikh riots to put perpetrators of heinous crime behind bars.
Priyanka Gandhi is right to have fond memories of Dad, but India will probably remember Rajiv Gandhi as someone who squandered a historic mandate.
The petitioners, Sikhs for Justice, said it will challenge the dismissal of the case against the Congress party before the US Court of Appeals
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday questioned Congress leader Amarinder Singh on his clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
"In matters of disclosure of my travels, which are contained in the passport document, the Government of India has informed me that they would not permit such a disclosure," Gandhi wrote in a letter to her lawyer Ravi Batra.
The court also said the application was filed by the prosecutor after 22 years when the case is at the stage of final arguments and is dismissed as it is "bereft of all details having nexus to the case".
A US court has asked India's Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi to provide a copy of her passport to show that she was not in the US between September 2 and September 9 last year.