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HC orders state govt to provide resources to Sikh riots Commission

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Jamshedpur: The efforts of All India Sikh Students Federation have finally borne fruits. Jharkhand High Court has directed the state government to provide necessary resources to the Justice DP Singh Commission set up to probe into anti-Sikh riots and cases.

The government has provided an office to the Commission following the court order. This was informed by the president of the Federation Satnam Singh Gambhir here on Saturday.

Gambhir said the court order was issued after he filed a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding resources for the Commission to facilitate a smooth probe into the anti-Sikh riots dating back to 1984. He said the court order had given hope to the victims and their families regarding a fair probe into the riot cases.

Retired Justice DP Singh is the sole member of the Commission formed on the orders of the Jharkhand High Court. Even after passing of several months, the state government had not provided resources necessary to carry out the probe.

Justice DP Singh was listing relevant cases at his residence without typing machine, stenographer or other resources.

The Commission was to hold public hearing for anti-Sikh riot victims in Bokaro, Dhanbad, Palamu and Daltonganj. But due to lack of vehicles and other resources, the Commission was unable to work.

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