In a shocking incident, visuals of Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa indulging in a scuffle at Delhi's Patiala House Court have been accessed. In the video, Manjinder Singh Sirsa is seen attacking, 1984 riots convicts Naresh Sehrawat and Yashpal, while the police is seen trying to control him.
Meanwhile, Patiala High Court on Thursday reserved the order in the 1984 riots murder case and adjourned the pronouncement of sentence of the convicts till November 20.
Expressing discontent over justice being delayed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, Manjinder Singh Sirsa stated that he has been waiting for 34 years now. It was a human emotion that took the form of anger leading to the attack on the two convicts.
"We have been facing this problem for 34 years. We have been waiting for 34 years. We have been embarrassed and humiliated consistently. I have seen that time right in front of my eyes, when I had to save my life during that time. And the accused who was presented in the court today, came with his goons today and came outside the court after the verdict. How can it be possible that his mindset could change even after 34 years? It is very quite human that you can not control your emotions in such times. You loose your cool," Manjinder Singh Sirsa said speaking to Republic TV after the incident.
Moments after the incident, senior Supreme Court advocate H S Phoolka took to Twitter to condemned the attack on the accused inside the Patiala House Court:
In an incident earlier in November, Shiromani Akali Dal leaders carried protests against the Congress party seeking justice for the victims of the Anti-Sikh riots that took place in 1984.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa, member of Shiromani Akali Dal had said, “Today we are neighboring Sonia Gandhi’s house. She has been protecting leaders like Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, and this demonstration is against her actions. Congress should quit protecting those leaders. It’s been 34 years and Rahul Gandhi says no Congress leader is involved in this. Hence, this is a protest against that. Congress wants to protect their leaders and exactly because Congress is responsible.”