Anti-Sikh riots, an election issue in Punjab again

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With the Punjab Assembly elections closing in, the issue of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots is once again at the centre stage in the State, with all major political parties trying to play up the emotive issue.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Thursday sat on a one-day hunger strike in Mohali in support of families affected by the 1984 riots. They accused the Congress and the National Democratic Alliance government, in which Shiromani Akali Dal is a constituent, of trying to save the key accused in the riots.

The Congress, on the other hand, has slammed the AAP and the Akali Dal for raking up the riots at the time of elections, only to get cheap political mileage by exploiting Sikh sentiments.

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