1984 marks one of ‘darkest’ years in modern Indian history: US senator | India News

WASHINGTON: The anti-Sikh riots of 1984 marks one of the “darkest” years in modern Indian history, a US senator has said, as he underlined the need to remember the atrocities committed against Sikhs so that those responsible may be held accountable.
Violence erupted in Delhi and other parts of the country after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984. Over 3,000 Sikhs were killed across India, mostly in the national capital.
“1984 marks one of the darkest years in modern Indian history. The world watched as several violent incidents broke out among ethnic groups in India, with several notably targeting the Sikh community,” Senator Pat Toomey said in his speech on the Senate floor.
“Today we are here to remember the tragedy that commenced on November 1, 1984, following decades of ethnic tension between Sikhs in the…

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