CHANDIGARH, Punjab—In a petition moved against the Haryana government for not taking action against police responsible for the dereliction of their duty during the Hondh Chillad massacre, the state government of Haryana has sought more time from the Punjab & Haryana High Court to lodge a reply. The hearing of the petition was conducted by a High Court bench headed by Justice Haripal Verma on September 26.
The High Court has allotted six weeks to the Haryana government, deferring next hearing onto November 8.
The case relates to an incident where 32 Sikhs were brutally massacred by the Hindu mobs in village Hondh Chillad of Gurgaon (Haryana) during the genocide of Sikhs, during November, 1984. The local police stood by as the attacks took place. Mass graves at the massacre site were rediscovered in January 2011 by Manwinder Singh Giaspura. A similar massacre had also occurred in nearby Pataudi.
After the carnage became public knowledge, the Haryana government had appointed a Commission, led Justice TP Garg. On the recommendations of this commission, the Haryana government had distributed compensation to the victims but didn’t take any action against the cops until the current case was opened.