A memorial for Sikhs killed during the 1984 riots has been constructed by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) at Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib Complex is a big achievement.
The credit for the construction of the memorial goes to DSGMC General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa who fought legal battle for the construction of the memorial.
Named “The Wall of Truth”, the structure has been built in an area of 2500 sq mt and at a cost of Rs 2.25 crore at the Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib Complex near Parliament.
The Wall of Truth, which had courted controversy in 2013 with the Congress-backed SAD (Delhi) opposing the choice of venue, is completed.
As per the information, the memorial has names of thousands of Sikhs killed in the carnage and people from other communities who laid down their lives trying to save them etched on its walls.
The construction work had begun in November 2014. Sirsa, who is also the national spokesperson of Shiromani Akali Dal, said the DSGMC fought a long battle against the previous UPA government for making the memorial a reality.
The Congress was against the construction of the memorial. It even moved court against it.