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Delhi Police's Inaction towards Protecting Minorities Similar to What Happened in 1984 Riots, Says SAD MP Naresh Gujral

Naresh Gujral, the son of former prime minister IK Gujral, has written to Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik. He said minorities in certain parts of the city are "frightened".

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Updated:February 27, 2020, 6:27 PM IST
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Delhi Police's Inaction towards Protecting Minorities Similar to What Happened in 1984 Riots, Says SAD MP Naresh Gujral
File photo of SAD leader Naresh Gujral.

New Delhi: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Naresh Gujral on Thursday said the Delhi Police's "inaction" towards protecting the lives and properties of minorities in the national capital is "reminiscent" of what happened during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The lawmaker, whose party is a BJP ally, said no one would want a repeat of 1984.

Naresh Gujral, the son of former prime minister IK Gujral, has written to Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik. He said minorities in certain parts of the city are "frightened".

"Because their lives and properties have not been protected by the Delhi Police, which is very similar to what we saw in 1984. It's shocking," he said.

In his letter, the MP has slammed the Delhi Police for allegedly not acting on his complaint in which he had requested the police to come to the aid of 16 people of the minority community.

"I immediately called 100 to lodge a complaint, and gave the police officer the phone number of the gentleman who called me. I explained the urgency of the situation and told the operator that I am a Member of Parliament. At 11.43pm, I received a confirmation from the Delhi Police that my complaint had been received along with the reference number 946603," he wrote.

"However, much to my disappointment, no action was taken on my complaint and those 16 individuals received no assistance whatsoever from the Delhi Police. They fortunately managed to escape only because some Hindu neighbours came to their rescue," added Gujral.

"When a member of parliament's complaint is not paid heed to, one can imagine the plight of the common man. No sane Indian wants a repeat of 1984," he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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