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Justice For Victims Of Anti-Sikh 1984 Carnage
The 1984 anti-Sikh carnage was one of the lowest points in the history of Delhi. Those responsible continue to roam scot-free. The Aam Aadmi Party understands the feeling widespread in the Sikh community that they have been denied justice. Further, the fact that the BJP-led government at the Centre still feels the need to constitute a committee to decide whether an SIT is needed or not on this issue is mystifying. We promise to notify the SIT that we had ordered in January 2014 to reinvestigate the 1984 anti-Sikh killings, particularly the involvement of high profile Congress leaders. Cases where investigations were not carried out properly or witness testimonies not recorded will be reopened.
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CM directs DUSIB to begin immediate repairs in colonies of 1984 riot victims families Dated : 12/7/2016 Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) to immediately begin the repair work in colonies where the families of 1984 riot victims reside in different parts of the national capital. The decision to repair atleast 2,000 flats in eight localities was taken in a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister and attended by the heads of various departments of Delhi government It was reported in the meeting that immediate repair work in common facilities in the colonies located in following areas is required : Tilak Vihar, Garhi, Raghubir Nagar, Sangam Park, Jahangir Puri, GT Road Shahdara, Kalkaji and Madipur. Delhi government will provide funds for this work and the initial estimate is Rs 10 crore, which will be revised on the basis of the actual estimate, since no attention has been paid The DUSIB has initiated the process of surveying these colonies following directions that the condition of colonies where the families of victims reside is worrying and requires urgent attention.

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Chief Minister starts distributing enhanced compensation cheques of Rs 5 lakh each to the 2600 families of the victims of 1984 riots. Cheques handed over to 1332 affected families on Sunday itself. Delhi Government is fully empowered to constitute SIT under CrPC – Legal Luminary Shri HS Phoolka says. Chief Minister says he will look into the SIT aspect, if he finds that his Government is competent/ empowered to set up the same for awarding speedy justice to the affected families, it will be explored. Compensation & Justice are two different aspects of the 1984 massacre and both have to be ensured to the victims- Chief Minister. @ArvindKejriwal & @msisodia pay homage to the victims of 1984 riots at Tilak Vihar, Delhi. New Delhi: 1/11/2015 Chief Minister of Delhi @ArvindKejriwal today appealed to the people to create the atmosphere of peace, brotherhood & harmony in the society and discard the communal hatred in the society in order to save our long cherished Indian civilization of leaving with peace co-existence & togetherness. @ArvindKejriwal was addressing a mammoth gathering after distributing the enhanced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each, to the families affected in 1984 riots, at a function organized at Tilak Vihar, Delhi. @ArvindKejriwal & Dy. Chief Minister @msisodia gave away the cheque of Rs 5 lakh each to Jaspal Kuar, Janam Kaur, Servan Singh, Jesvir Kaur, Kulvinder Kaur, Satwant Singh, Darshan Kaur, Jaspal Singh & Jehangir Kaur. Receiving the cheque and with tears in her eyes, Jasvir Kaur murmured to @ArvindKejriwal “Thank you Beta.” The cheques of Rs 5 lakh each will be disbursed to 2600 effected families within a week through respective District magistrate offices. Of these, 1332 cheques to families of riots victims were handed over on Sunday itself after completion of the due verification process. Paying homage to the victims of 1984 riots @ArvindKejriwal said that the massacre of 1984 is a blot in the name of the country in front of the world. He said it is very sad to note that though every political party has shown its concern for these riots but even after 31 years of the said happening of massacre, no culprit has been punished and no justice has been done to affected families. Shri Kejriwal said that had the culprits of 1984 massacre been punished in time, then the riots of Gujarat, and recently incidents like Dadri could not have happened. Chief Minister said that the peace & tranquility in the society is being disturbed and an atmosphere of communal hatred is being prepared & spread by the divisive forces which have become a cause of concern to every Indian. @ArvindKejriwal said that even His Excellency the President had to appeal the people to save the diversity of the country. The Chief Minister said that he will see that whether his Government is competent or empowered to set up the SIT if yes, he will certainly constitute the SIT for awarding immediate justice of 1984 riots. Deputy Chief Minister @msisodia expressing his concern over the mounting tension in rising communal hatred, said that 1984 riots were a stain in the Indian history which cannot be erased merely by disbursing the compensation but we have to put over heads together to think for making an end to this type of mentality. He said that before independence Jalianwalan Bagh massacre happened, which was creation of General Dyer who shot thousands of innocent people. After independence, 1984 riots happened wherein thousands of Sikh families were destroyed & devastated. Both these incidents of massacre shocked the country. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the all Indians will have to change their mentality & thought process & should take pledge that no such heinous happening should be repeated. Chief Secretary Shri KK Sharma assured the affected families that the office of the Divisional Commissioner & all District Magistrate of 09 Districts have been asked to make special arrangement in their respective offices to disburse the enhance compensation money to all the effected families without any hurdle & delay. Concerned officials had begun the verification process of victims families last week and on Sunday eight counters were set-up for distribution of cheques to those families whose verification process was complete, and also for submission of fresh applications and for help with regards to understanding the process for being eligible for the compensation scheme. Noted Legal Luminary Shri HS Phoolka quoted legal provisions of the Constitution and said the Delhi Government is fully empowered to constitute the SIT for probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

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RELIEF TO 1984 RIOT VICTIMS UNDER BIJLI BILL VIVAD SAMADHAN SCHEME FOR OUTSTANDING BILLS, A LUMP SUM PAYMENT OF RS. 250/- PER MONTH WILL BE CHARGED FROM THE 1984 RIOTS VICTIM COLONIES BELONGING TO ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SOCIETY AND WHO HAVE NO SOURCES OF INCOME New Delhi: 05/11/2015 The Govt. of NCT of Delhi received a number of representations from Delhi 1984 Riot Victims that majority of residents of these 1984 riot victim colonies belong to economically weaker sections of the society and have no source of regular income. For this reason, many of them could not pay their electricity bills. Further, electricity bills of many victims are disputed. The residents of 1984 Riots Victims’ have requested the Government to provide relief in settlement of long pending electricity bills. In view of above, in the larger public interest of these Delhi 1984 riot victims, the Government of NCT of Delhi, has decided to extend the scope of the ongoing Electricity Bill Disputes Settlement Scheme to residential colonies of 1984 Riot Victims viz. (i) B & C Block of Tilak Vihar, Delhi (ii) Shivaji Enclave Raghubir Nagar, (iii) Widow Colony (Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony) Ward No. 101 and (iv) Lal Quarter Ward No. 103 in line with ongoing settlement scheme for JJ Clusters, as a special case. Accordingly, for such outstanding bills, a lump sum payment of Rs. 250/- per month will be charged from the date of payment of last bill till July, 2015. In disconnected cases, amount may be charged on similar basis from the date of last payment till date of disconnection. In all such cases, 100% Late Payment Surcharge (LPSC) will be waived off. The final amount will be recovered from the consumer in six monthly installments.

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The Delhi government today informed the state Assembly that it had formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "The Delhi government formed an SIT on the 1984 riots. We will provide lawyers to victims in 1984 Sikh riot cases," ANI quoted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as saying. "We will co-operate fully with the Centre on this. We will keep providing help to the victims of 1984 riots," Kejriwal further said. The House also passed a resolution seeking justice to the victims of the riots and action against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for allegedly influencing a witness in a case relating to the riots. "Commissions were set up and everybody knew who are the culprits... But witnesses were bought, cases were closed and some turned hostile. If strict punishment was given to rioters in 1984, then no one would have dared to attempt 2002 riots," the chief minister said. A total of 3,325 people were killed in the riots. Of them, Delhi alone accounted for 2,733 and the rest were killed in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and other states. The resolution was tabled by AAP MLA Jarnail Singh. In the resolution, Singh demanded the House to take immediate action against Tytler. He further requested for registration of a case against Tytler. The resolution was passed by the house. Kejriwal said during its first stint, the AAP government had announced an SIT to probe the riot cases but the probe team could not be made functional as he had resigned after remaining in power for 49 days.

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