Whereabouts of eyewitness in 1984 riots be traced:BJP

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New Delhi, Nov 30 (UNI) The Government was today asked to make efforts to trace the whereabouts of Jasbir Singh, the alleged eyewitness in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi.

Raising the issue as a Special Mention in the Rajya Sabha, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad of the BJP said,''the Prime Minister had assured Parliament to mete out justice to the victims of the 1984 riots. In this context, it is shocking that the CBI has stated that they have no eyewitness against former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler.'' This was despite the fact that one of the eyewitnesses, Jasbir Singh had, talking to several news channels, alleged that Mr Tytler was involved in the riots.

He said efforts should be made to trace Jasbir Singh's whereabouts, a demand which was seconded by many members.

In another special mention, Mr Ali Anwar of the Janata Dal (United) raised the issue of the non-implementation of the report of the Sachar Committee on the welfare of minorities.

He also called for a discussion on the issue in the House.

Replying to the special mention, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Suresh Pachauri said the Government was ready for a discussion on the issue at any time decided by the Chair.


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