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Pics: Sikhs protest outside Sonia Gandhi's residence

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New Delhi, May 2: Nearly 600 people staged a protest outside Congress President Sonia Gandhi's residence at 10 Janpath in New Delhi on Thursday, May 2. The furious protesters demanded Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appeal against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a higher court.

Sajjan Kumar recently has been acquitted by a special CBI court in connection with anti-Sikh riots 1988. The Congress leader was accused of hatching murder conspiracy during the riot post Indira Gandhi assassination. At least 3,000 Sikhs were killed in the riot.

Shouting slogans against Mrs Gandhi, the demonstrators burnt her effigy. However, the Congress President did not face the wrath of the Sikh protesters as she was not present in the national capital. Mrs Gandhi was in Karnataka for election campaign.

Earlier protests were held in Jammu Kashmir and Delhi blocking Jammu-Kashmir Highway and Metro services in the capital.

Sikhs protest outside Sonia Gandhi's residence

Sikhs protest outside Sonia Gandhi's residence

A Sikh protestor is being arrested by police after he crosses the baricades in front of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's residence during a protest against Sajjan Kumar, who was acquitted by a Delhi court in a case related to 1984 anti-Sikh riot.

Sikh Protest Against Sajjan Kumar

Sikh Protest Against Sajjan Kumar

Sikh community members during a protest against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was acquitted by a Delhi court in a case related to 1984 anti-Sikh riot recently, in front of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's residence, New Delhi on Thursday.

1984 riot: Victim's relatives stage protest outside Sonia's residence

1984 riot: Victim's relatives stage protest outside Sonia's residence

Victims of 1984 Sikh riot during protest against Sajjan Kumar, who was acquitted by a Delhi court in a case related to 1984 anti-Sikh riot case recently, in front of Sonia Gandhi's residence, New Delhi on Thursday.

1984 Riots: Sikh protestors burn tyres

1984 Riots: Sikh protestors burn tyres

Sikh protestors burn tyres as they shout slogans in front of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's residence during a protest against Sajjan Kumar, who was acquitted by a Delhi court in a case related to 1984 anti-Sikh riot case recently, in New Delhi.

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