India's parliament was forced to adjourn Tuesday, after the opposition and Sikh lawmakers demanded that the government prosecute a junior minister allegedly implicated in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The Nanavati commission, which has been probing the riot cases, said there is credible evidence that Jagdish Tytler, who is now the minister for the welfare of expatriate Indians, may have instigated rioters. Mr. Tytler has denied any role, and the government says it will not prosecute him, as the inquiry did not produce conclusive evidence against him.
The report also named several other Congress leaders, and said they and party workers either incited or helped the mobs who were attacking Sikhs. Nearly three-thousand Sikhs were massacred in the riots following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.