Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) activists staged a demonstration outside the residence of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here on Saturday protesting against her alleged decision to stall the naming of a park as “1984 Anti-Sikh Riot Memorial Park”.
The park in front of Gurdwara Tikana Sahib at Punjabi Bagh was expected to be dedicated to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims on November 4 by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), but was cancelled at the last minute by the Commissioner allegedly at the behest of the Chief Minister.
While leading the demonstration, SAD Delhi unit president Manjit Singh G. K said that Sikhs were “quite anguished and pained due to the Delhi Chief Minister’s decision of stalling the long awaited setting up of a memorial for the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots victims.”
With placards which said “First you murdered innocent Sikhs, then you murdered justice, now you murdered a memorial” in their hands, the protesters raised slogans against the Chief Minister and the Congress party. They broke the barricade after which the police had to use water canons to restraint them. The police detained some protesters and later released them.