Hoshiarpur: “We lost everything when my father Joga Singh, a Diesel Assistant in Indian Railways was killed by an angry mob on November 1, 1984,” said Tarwinder Singh. He further said, “My mother was in a serious depression and she went missing on 20th April, 1997.”
This is the story of Tarwinder Singh resident of Rajpur Bhayian who lost his father in Sikh Genocide in November 1984. His father was killed near Faridabad by an angry mob (as per death certificate). An FIR was also lodged for the same.
“I don’t know whether the accused were punished or not but I just know that we haven’t received any type of compensation announced by the Government of India,” said Tarwinder Singh.
He said, “I wrote many application letters to the PMO and Human Rights Commission for compensation but I haven’t received any answer to those applications.”
Tarwinder Singh said that his family (father, mother, 1 brother, 2 sisters) was then residing at Gangapur City in Rajasthan as his father was working as the driver of the train in Indian Railways. He said that on November 1, 1984 his father Joga Singh went to Delhi with the train but didn’t came back. He said that his dead body was cremated by the authorities as unidentified body.
Tarwinder Singh said, “I am working in a factory and winning the bread for my family and my economic condition is very weak. If my father would have alive, we would have been leading a good life.”
Tarwinder demands that the Government must identify them as the victim family of Sikh Genocide and give them the compensation as it was given to other victims so that he can lead a good life.