On November 1, 2013 Lok Raj Sangathan together with several other organizations carried out a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, demanding punishment of those guilty of organizing the genocide of Sikhs in 1984.

Banners declaring "Punish the guilty of the genocide of November 1984!", "Down with state organized communal violence and terror!", "The Indian state is communal, not the Indian people!" attracted hundreds of people to the site of the dharna. Participants carried placards with slogans such as "Down with state organized communal and sectarian violence!", "Down with state terrorism!", "Punish the guilty!", "Congress Party and BJP are both communal to the core!", "Down with the policy of divide-and-rule!".

Organisations participating in the dharna included Sikh Forum, Better Sikh Schools, Popular Front, All India Workers Council, Mazdoor Ekta Committee, Purogami Mahila Sangathan, Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha, Delhi Shramik Sangathan, and many others. Renowned advocate H.S.Phoolka who has been fighting for justice for the victims of 1984, S.Raghavan – President of Lok Raj Sangathan, Birju Nayak – Secretary of Delhi Council of Lok Raj Sangathan and candidate for the Delhi Assembly elections from Tughlakabad, Dharmender Kumar – activist of Mazdoor Ekta Committee and candidate for the Delhi Assembly elections from Kalkaji, Renu of Purogami Mahila Sangathan, Chhaya of Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha, Wing Cdr. Chhatwal of Sikh Forum, journalist and writer Shri Jarnail Singh, Shri Om Prakash Gupta – lawyer and trade unionist representing the workers of NTPC thermal power plant and candidate for the Delhi Assembly elections from Badarpur and others addressed the dharna.

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