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Indira Gandhi's assassins honoured

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sun, Jan 06, 2013 09:39 hrs
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Amritsar: Two assassins of prime minister Indira Gandhi were Sunday honoured by a senior Sikh clergyman to mark the 24th anniversary of their hanging.

The head of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, honoured the kin of the assassins at the Golden Temple complex here.

Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh were hanged 24 years ago for gunning down Gandhi at her official residence, an event that led to large-scale anti-Sikh violence in parts of India.

While Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, who were in the security ring of Indira Gandhi, shot at her from close range Oct 31, 1984, Kehar Singh was linked to the murder conspiracy.

Beant Singh was shot dead by Indira Gandhi's security guards.




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