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http://news.rediff.com/report/2010/jun/28/anti-sikh-riots-should-never-have-happened-says-pm.htm

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots should never have happened, a concerned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [ Images ] said on Monday but at the same time appealed to the Sikh community to "move on" to let the wounds of the tragedy heal.

Speaking to the community members in Toronto after paying homage to the victims of the 1985 Kanishka bombing at the Air India [ Images ] Memorial, Singh reminded them that he had apologised to the nation for the carnage that ensued the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi [ Images ]. "The 1984 anti-Skih riots should never have happened. I have apologised to the nation... all possible steps will be taken to provide succour and comfort," he said.

Singh, the first Sikh to ascend to the post of prime minister of India, said "by constantly reminding of the 1984 riots, sometimes you unwittingly vitiate the creative thinking of the Sikh community". "We need to move on," he said. The prime minister said Sikhs in India were no longer restricted to Punjab [ Images ] but were actively participating in all spheres of the public life, referring to his own example. "There is a prime minister, there was an army chief, you have governors and ambassadors," he pointed out.

In 2005, during a discussion in the Parliament on the Nanavati Shah Commission report on the anti-Sikh riots, Singh had intervened and apologised to the nation and to the community for the violence which some of his party's leaders were accused of instigating. The prime minister's remarks came at the Air India Memorial where a lawmaker of Indian origin spoke about growing pro-Khalistan feelings in Canada [ Images ]. Ahead of Singh's visit to Canada, there was an attempt to raise the 1984 riots issue in Canadian Parliament when a group of Sikh MPs moved a petition seeking the the Canadian government recognise the carnage as a 'genocide'.

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It's all crocodile tears. He also called on Canada to rein in Sikh 'extremists'. He has remained in a political party that massacred Sikhs and yet he expects us to believe that he is a man of intregrity. The man is a gaddar pure and simple but there's no doubt many simple minded Sikhs will be taken in by his fake concern for what the Sikhs have been through.

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The man is what African-Americans would call an 'Uncle Tom'.

If Jews never forget WW2, why should we forget something that happened 26 years ago?

Imagine the German Chancellor making a speech in Israel saying, "Guys, lets move on and forget it!".

Bakwaas.

German chancellor can say it because Majority of Nazis

were punished on the other hand Tytler,sajjan are still roaming free

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Mr prime minister,

Until those who responsible for 1984 riots are bought into justice, convicted. There is no closure for the families, community and victims will and cannot move on. On a same token, as your were in kanishka bombing ceremony, you can tell the same thing to victims of the family air india and see their reaction.

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Mr prime minister,

Until those who responsible for 1984 riots are bought into justice, convicted. There is no closure for the families, community and victims will and cannot move on. On a same token, as your were in kanishka bombing ceremony, you can tell the same thing to victims of the family air india and see their reaction.

excellent point made neo ji.

the indians havent forgotten what the moghals/turks did to them centuries ago either.

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Manmohan Singh's apology means nothing. Firstly he is a Sikh, so a Sikh apologizing to Sikhs about 84 riots seems idiotic. The apology needs to come from the Hindus. following the apology the guilty should be punished. Even after any apology Sikhs still should not forget. As someone else mentioned, if the Jews have not forgotten after 60 years, why the hell should we forget after 26 years?

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Manmohan Singh's apology means nothing. Firstly he is a Sikh, so a Sikh apologizing to Sikhs about 84 riots seems idiotic. The apology needs to come from the Hindus. following the apology the guilty should be punished. Even after any apology Sikhs still should not forget. As someone else mentioned, if the Jews have not forgotten after 60 years, why the hell should we forget after 26 years?

Is representing what happened as a simple narrative between Sikhs and Hindus not oversimplifying the matter? I think possibly so.

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Is representing what happened as a simple narrative between Sikhs and Hindus not oversimplifying the matter? I think possibly so.

Why does it have to be more complicated than that? The people killed in the anti Sikh riots were killed by the Hindus because they were Sikhs. What other reason were they killed for?

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