Kanpur Sikh Massacre: Supreme Court defers next hearing onto January 10

File Photo: 1984 anti-Sikh massacre in Kanpur

NEW DELHI—Speaking with Sikh24 on December 12, the President of All India Sikh Genocide Victims Relief Committee Kuldeep Singh Bhogal said that there was little chance for relief when culprits were being shielded by today Government.  S. Bhogal told Sih24 that even though the Union government of India and Uttar Pradesh state government have been asked to submit status report by the Supreme Court, duo are yet to respond.

“This shows how much credibility the justice system has.  There is no accountability.  Until authorities start taking court orders seriously, Sikh genocide victim families will not recieve any relief,” S. Bhogal told Sikh24.

He added that the delay in submission of report by the duo governments was portraying non-serious attitude. “It seems like the victim families will say goodbye to this world without getting justice,” he added.

Yesterday, a Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud had taken a glance of the report submitted by the supervisory committee on closure of 241 Sikh genocide cases by the Special Investigation Team.  It may be recalled here that on December 6, the Supervisory Committee comprising of former Supreme Court Judges Justices J.M. Panchal and Justice K.S.P. Radhakrishnan, had submitted its final report about the closure of 241 cases pertaining to the Sikh genocide.

The report was submitted to the Supreme Court in a locked briefcase which was opened on December 11.

The Supreme Court bench also conducted hearing on the petition pertaining to murder of 127 Sikhs during Sikh genocide carried out by the Hindutva mobs in November 1984 after the assassination of the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The Supreme Court deferred next hearing on this petition to January 10 next year.


  1. There was a Sikh Chief Justice in Supreme Court of India, S. Kehar Singh. What did Kehar Singh did for Country/ Community / Humanity?

  2. Indian Justice System has proved that it has no teeth to protect minorities in a democratic setup, that is the reason people get onto to each other’s throats without fear of law on the streets. It should have been a role model. Sad !!!

  3. What is the rush for justice It has been only 33 plus years Sikhs can wait for another 100 years. What a travesty of justice ?


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