INDIA: CONVICT IN ANTI-SIKH RIOTS CASE SENTENCED TO DEATH
November 21, 2018:
A New Delhi court on 19 November 2018 handed down a rare death sentence over anti-Sikh riots in 1984 that left nearly 3,000 dead following the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi. (Sources: gulf-times.com, 20/11/2018)
Another convict was sentenced to life imprisonment, Public Prosecutor Surinder Mohit Singh said.
The special court had on 15 November convicted Yashpal Singh, who was sentenced to death, and Naresh Sherawat for killing two Sikhs and injuring three of their relatives during the riots in the Mahipalpur area of Delhi.
The 1984 carnage erupted just hours after then prime minister Gandhi was killed by her Sikh bodyguards.
It lasted three days with Sikhs raped and murdered, their homes and businesses torched.