London, England—Indian superstar, Amitabh Bachan, whom victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh genocide in Delhi claim instigated mob violence against Sikhs, held the Olympic torch today at an event which took place in London.
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan carried the Olympic torch amid loud cheers from hundreds of his fans at Southwark, a day before the opening ceremony. Amongst the loud cheers, some members of the Sikh community of North and East London gathered to protest against an alleged criminal responsible for genocide crimes being allowed to come to this country.
Sikh crowds shouted out, “Murderer! Murderer! You will be exposed!”
From the photograph, Amitabh was clearly shaken, hearing the shouting slogans of the small group of protesting Sikhs.
During the 1984 Sikh Genocide, Amitabh Bachchan was shown on national Indian television inciting people to kill Sikhs after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
He said, “Sikhs had not only assassinated Indira Gandhi, they had killed the mother of the nation.”
He raised the slogan “Khoon ke chheente Indira ko marne walon ke gharon tak pahunchne chahiye” (The bloodstains must reach the houses of those who killed Indira).