Panel Likely to Submit Report on 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Next Week

January 30, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India,00080001.htm

On January 30, 2005 Press Trust of India reported, "The one-man Nanavati Commission, which is probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, is likely to submit its report next week. The report is likely to be submitted by Justice GT Nanavati, a retired judge of the Supreme Court who heads the Commission, to Home Minister Shivraj Patil on his return from the Northeast on February 2, sources said. The report of the Commission assumes significance as this was the second judicial body to probe the sequence of events that led to large-scale violence against the Sikh community in the aftermath of assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31. In the carnage that gripped the capital for 3-4 days after her assassination, over 3000 Sikhs were killed."