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Rajnath to felicitate Phoolka for ensuring justice to 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh will on Sunday felicitate senior and former (AAP) H S for his role in ensuring justice to the victims of 1984

The felicitation ceremony will be held at 10, Ashoka Road here, the official residence of Union for Parliamentary Affairs

on January 3 handed over his resignation to Chief Minister He also represents seat in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, which won as an AAP candidate.

Phoolka has been at the forefront of fighting the judicial battle of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. He is one of the petitioners in the case. It was his relentless efforts which saw getting convicted and sentenced to life in prison in one of the anti-Sikh riot cases. He surrendered before a court on December 31, 2018.

It is worth mentioning that Sajjan Kumar, a former MP, was convicted and sentenced in the killing of five Sikhs in Raj Nagar's Part I area under Palam Colony in south-west The incident took place on November 1-2, 1984. Kumar was also charged with the burning down of a gurdwara, falling in Raj Nagar-II locality in south-west Delhi.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 22:40 IST