Hondh Chillar Sikh genocide: HC notice to Stat to pay adequate compensation to the victims

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Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday issued a notice to the Union of India on a petition for suitably modifying or setting aside report submitted by the Justice TP Garg Commission.

Hond Chillar Sikh Massacre

Nearly three decades after Sikhs were “brutally killed” during the 1984 Genocide in Haud Chillar village of Rewari district, court issued notice to the stat to pay inadequate compensation to the victims.

The petitioner claimed that inadequate amount of relief was recommended in case of death. In the petition filed against the Union of India and other respondents, petitioner Amarjeet Singh also sought directions to the respondents to pay compensation to the claimants as per the amount claimed in the petition.

The petitioner claimed the Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice Garg was constituted by the state government.

During inquiry, the commission came to the conclusion that the members of an unlawful assembly took law into their hands.

The commission, vide its report, recommended that the state government /Union Government should pay Rs 20 lakhs over and above the amount already paid to the claimants with regard to 31 deaths. It was added that they committed an error while determining the amount of compensation.

It’s pertinent to mention here after the death of then Prime Minister of India Indra Gandhi on October 31, 1984, the genocide of Sikhs had begun in Delhi and others cities of India.

During the 1984 Genocide in Haund Chillar village of Rewari district, 32 Sikhs were killed while survivors were permanently displaced.

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