Sikh groups demand full inquiry on UK links to Golden Temple
Campaigners representing UK Sikhs have demanded a full public inquiry into the extent of UK involvement in a deadly 1984 attack on a Sikh temple in India.
An open letter to PM David Cameron, backed by the Sikh Federation UK and the British Sikh Council, argued that there were “too many serious questions that remain unanswered” on the claims.
The Sikh Federation’s Dabinderjit Singh said Foreign Secretary William Hague had misled Parliament about the raid.
The UK government stood by its account.
Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood in January to investigate claims of British involvement in the raid on the Golden Temple in the city of Amritsar.
Mr Hague presented its findings to Parliament earlier this month, which confirmed that the Indian government had sought advice from an SAS officer on how best to storm the temple.