JUSTICE AFTER 34 YEARS

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The Delhi Patiala House Court has handed down a rare death sentence 34 years after anti-Sikh riots left almost 3,000 people dead in the wake of then-prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination. It is the first sentencing over the violence since 1996, which comes after a special investigation was launched in 2015. Yashpal Singh was sentenced to death and Naresh Sherawat was sentenced to life, both for murder, rioting and other charges. Relatives of those killed rejoiced at the news more than three decades after violence erupted on the streets of New Delhi in 1984.