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California Sikhs to honour Indian Journalist who brought out the truth of Pilibhit Killings

May 30, 2016


The Punjabi American heritage Society of Yuba City and various Sikh temples in California will honour Vishwa Mitra Tandon , a journalist whose investigate reporting brought to light the killing of 11 Sikhs in fake encounters by UP Police in Pilibhit district in 1991.

Tandon will be honoured this weekend at multiple ceremonies in Yuba City which has a large population of the Punjabi community.

His relentless investigate reporting spanning more than two decades led to the indictment of 57 police officers in 1995, 47 of whom were convicted and sentences in April.

The killing of Sikhs took place on July 12 , 1991 , when a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims was intercepted by the UP Police. Eleven Sikh youths were dragged out and killed in three fake encounters.

 

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