| Chandigarh |
October 10, 2020 4:11:04 am
Senior advocate and former Aam Aadmi Party MLA H S Phoolka on Friday paid tributes to former Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who died on Thursday, by recalling his efforts in trying to save lots of a Sikh man from a mob through the 1984 riots by giving him refuge at his home in New Delhi.
The mob later attacked Paswan’s residence and burnt the person alive.
Phoolka shared on Twitter and Facebook Paswan’s assertion earlier than the Mishra Commission, inquiring into the 1984 riots.
Phoolka mentioned he had proven Paswan’s assertion to his son, Lok Sabha MP and LJP chief Chirag Paswan, when he visited the household’s residence. “Chirag instructed me that he was two years previous on the time and his birthday was being celebrated when the incident occurred,” he mentioned.
In his assertion, Paswan had recounted that on November 1, 1984, he had seen burning automobiles close to Rail Bhawan. “At the time 10-12 MLAs from Bihar had been staying at my residence (12-Rajindra Prasad Road). They instructed me a bunch of individuals set fireplace to some taxis parked on the personal taxi stand close by. One Sardarji who was hiding someplace was overwhelmed mercilessly. He fled and sought refuge at my residence – he was an previous man, badly wounded. The mob adopted him to my residence however my guard closed the gates,” Paswan said.
He said, “A mob attacked my residence at about Four pm…(and) surrounded the residence from all sides…the mob outnumbered us, it broke open the gate, set fireplace to the storage and in addition set fireplace to a Bihar Bhawan automobile parked there. They entered the rooms. We managed to save lots of our lives by escaping by means of the servant quarters…. They then caught maintain of the injured Sardarji who couldn’t run together with us and threw him alive within the burning storage…”
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the most recent headlines
© The Indian Express (P) Ltd