Two Metro stations closed as Sikhs block tracks

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Two Metro stations in Delhi were closed Wednesday afternoon as Sikh protesters came onto the tracks with placards and shouted slogans against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, an official said.

The protesters were holding placards that said ‘Give justice to ’84 victims’ and ‘Hang the culprits’ and shouting slogans against Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal Tuesday by a Delhi court.

A Delhi Metro official told IANS: “We had to shut the entry gates of Tilak Nagar and Subhash Nagar Metro stations in west Delhi on the Noida City Centre-Dwarka line.”

“Scores of protesters entered the station and they jumped into the tracks around 12.45 p.m.,” he said.

A train was forced to halt for around 10 minutes due to the sudden protest, the metro official said.

“The entry gates of the two stations are closed,” metro official added.

According to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), who provide security to metro, around 60 protesters barged into Subhash Nagar metro station.

“The force was immediately rushed to the station and the protesters were evicted. The train was delayed for a few minutes,” CISF spokesperson Hemendra Singh told IANS.

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