This event — probably the most deadly in the violent history of Delhi — remains highly controversial. Twenty-five years later, most of its instigators and perpetrators remain unpunished despite the claims of various survivors and human rights groups that the pogrom was orchestrated by officials of the Congress Party with the connivance of Delhi administration and police. This case study nonetheless focuses on Delhi as the pattern of violence was set up there and then reproduced elsewhere. Considering themselves as the great losers and victims of the Partition of the British Raj , Sikhs have often interpreted the policies of the Indian national government as discriminatory and harmful to their faith and community.
Anti-Sikh riots: What happened in 1984 and after?
The judiciary and Delhi police have ensured that those responsible for murdering as many as persons during the anti-Sikh riots may never be punished for their crime, the findings of a special investigation team has concluded. Dhingra, has informed the Centre that none of the riot cases — including 54 cases that collectively accounted for murders, which were closed in , may be probed afresh. The Justice Dhingra SIT was appointed in January to scrutinize each of these cases and suggest whether there was any scope to investigate them afresh. In nearly each of these cases which covered a wide range of crimes — from mild offences like destruction of property to heinous ones of murder and arson — the Delhi police had either failed to identify the accused or, in cases where the perpetrators of violence were identified, gather enough evidence that could have lead to convictions. As per official estimates, over 2, Sikhs were killed during the riots that broke out across Delhi in the aftermath of the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her bodyguards on October 31,
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New Delhi: The anti-Sikh massacre of refers to a series of organised pogroms against members of the Sikh community across India by anti-Sikh mobs in response to the assassination of then prime minister PM Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards at her residence. After the assassination of Indira on October 31, , anti-Sikh riots erupted in some areas for several days, killing more than 3, Sikhs in New Delhi and an estimated 8, across India. The perpetrators carried iron rods, knives, clubs and combustible material such as petrol and diesel. They entered Sikh neighbourhoods and killed Sikhs indiscriminately.
The Sikh Genocide , also known as the Sikh Massacre , was a series of organised pogroms    against Sikhs in India following the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. The attack had resulted in a deadly battle with armed Sikh groups who were demanding greater rights and autonomy for Punjab. Sikhs worldwide had criticized the army action and many saw it as an assault on their religion and identity. In the aftermath of the pogroms, the government reported that 20, had fled the city; the People's Union for Civil Liberties reported "at least" 1, displaced persons.