"They are pouring kerosene on Sikhs and setting them on fire."

On 31 October 1984 the Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated by one of her Sikh bodyguards. This caused an eruption of anti-Sikh feeling across India and led to three days of violence in which approximately 3,000 Sikhs were killed.

The worst affected areas were in Dehli, where Sikh-owned shops and houses were burned and any Sikhs found by the gangs were lynched or covered in kerosene and burnt.