Akali Dal on Monday staged a protest outside Congress headquarters in New Delhi against its Amritsar Lok Sabha candidate Amarinder Singh’s alleged remarks on the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.
Scores of Akali activists reached the Congress office at 24, Akbar Road, holding placards and raised anti-Congress slogans and clashed with police, which had erected barricades to stop them.
As the protesters refused to budge, police resorted to use of water cannon to disperse them.
In his recent remarks to a private channel Singh had said that he believed Congress leader Jagdish Tytler played no role in fuelling the violence in 1984 that left hundreds of Sikhs dead.
The protesters were detained and taken to a nearby police station.