"AFTER 23 YEARS , MOST OF RIOTS VICTIMS ARE STILL WAITING FOR JUSTICE AND SUPPORT FOR REHABILITATION. PUNJAB STATE GOVERNMENT NOT HELPING THEM PROPERLY. MAXIMUM RIOTS VICTIMS ARE NOT SETTLED AND STRUGGLING FOR THEIR LIVELIHOOD. ITS ALL INSPIRED ME TO LAUNCH THIS WEBSITE " BALJEET SINGH
All through the period from October 31 to November 4, 1984, large mobs largely formed by hooligans loyal to the ruling Indian Congress Party from suburbs of Delhi and bordering villages of Western Uttar-pradesh descended on eastern and central Delhi and many cities in utter pradesh, Bihar, were the worst affected. The hooligans carried iron rods, knives, clubs, and combustible material, including kerosene. They used voters' lists to identify houses and business establishments owned by Sikhs. The mobsters swarmed into Sikh neighbourhoods, arbitrarily killing any Sikh men they could find. Their shops and houses were ransacked and burned. In other incidents, armed mobs stopped buses and trains, in and around Delhi, pulling out Sikh passengers to be lynched or doused with kerosene and burnt. Many historians have noted that these events should not be called riots, but be described as one sided pogrom or a crime against humanity.