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Anti-Sikh riot victims end hunger strike

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The indefinite hunger strike of anti-Sikh riot victims was called off on the sixth day today after their health deteriorated.

The victims -- Nirpreet Kaur, Jagdish Kaur -- and others were on an indefinite fast for the past six days against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 riots case.

Protesters said the health of the fasting persons deteriorated and the top religious heads adviced them to call off their strike.

A court here on April 30 acquitted Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case in which he was accused of murder and of instigating a riotous mob that killed five Sikhs in Delhi's cantonment area.

Sajjan's acquittal led to protests from the Sikh community, who were demanding reopening of the case against him along with action against the other guilty of 1984 riots.

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First Published: Wed, May 08 2013. 20:25 IST
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