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Protests in Delhi, Jammu over Sajjan Kumar's acquittal

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First published: May 1, 2013, 1:36 PM IST | Updated: May 1, 2013
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Protests in Delhi, Jammu over Sajjan Kumar's acquittal
While locals in the morning protested at the Jammu-Pathankot highway disrupting traffic for a while, many people agitated in Delhi blocking traffic in a few areas.

New Delhi: Angry with the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in one of the cases of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, a number of people on Wednesday staged protests in Delhi and Jammu. While locals in the morning protested at the Jammu-Pathankot highway disrupting traffic for a while, many people agitated in Delhi blocking traffic in a few areas.

Shouting slogans and carrying placards like 'Hang 1984 Culprits' and 'Give us Justice', protesters in national capital marched to the Tilak Nagar Police Station in west Delhi and blocked traffic in the area. Following the protests, Subash Nagar and Tilak Nagar metro stations were closed immediately.

"After 30 years we are yet to get justice. Government should feel ashamed. We will never forget and forgive who allowed culprits get scot free. We want justice," one of the protesters in Delhi said.

Kumar, a former Congress MP, was acquitted by a court in Delhi on Tuesday in one of the cases of 1984 anti-Sikh riots. On Tuesday, a large number of people had gathered at the court complex and one of them had even thrown a shoe at the judge after the pronouncement of the verdict.

(With additional information from PTI)

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