A Sikh delegation, led by All India Sikh Students Federation, met Jharkhand High Court Judge, justice SN Pathak, and greeted him. The federation had filed a case for justice of Sikh riot victims. During the meeting, the federation thanked Thakur for his support with the petition.
State president of the federation Satnam Singh Gambhir said that the assassination of Indira Gandhi led to the 1984 Sikh Massacre in India. Sikhs in Bokaro, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Ramgarh and Adityapur (Seraikela Kharsawan District) were murdered while their properties were destroyed.
He said that as per the FIR filed by the police, in Bokaro alone, 90 Sikhs were killed. There were several families whose members became handicapped for life and lost means of livelihood. Surprisingly, the number of victims mentioned in FIR reports is different what the Government Report claims. As per the police, in Bokaro alone, 90 Sikhs were killed while as per the Government claims, 79 persons died during the riots.