Sikhs urged to boycott No 10 reception due to Amritsar

Sikhs have been urged to boycott their annual reception with the Prime Minister at Downing Street to mark their "disappointment" at the Government's response to the 1984 raid in Amritsar which left 3,000 people dead.

Pilgrims sit at the edge of the moat surrounding the Golden Temple of Amritsar. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

David Cameron said there was "absolutely no evidence" of UK government involvement in the raid of the Golden Temple complex following an investigation into the role played by the UK in the massacre.

Lord Indarjit Singh of Wimbledon, from the Network of Sikh Organisations, is calling for Sikhs to snub this evening's event to register their criticism.

The Sikh Federation (UK), meanwhile, is calling for an independent inquiry into the full extent of the UK's involvement, describing Sir Jeremy's review as "limited in scope".

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