Whether a bombing took place at the Dusherra Festival in Nakodar, Punjab, where many Hindus were killed and injured, and if so, the date of the incident, the group responsible and whether there were any arrests made (1988 to 1996) [IND30701.E]

No reports of a bombing at the Dusherra Festival in Nakodar, Punjab, could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. 1994-1997.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. 1993-1996.

Human Rights Watch World Report. 1996-1997.

India Today [New Delhi]. 1996.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1988-1996.

Resource Centre Amnesty International File: India. 1996.

Resource Centre Country File: India. 1994-1996.

Index Media Review: India. 1995-1996.

Electronic Sources: IRB Databases, REFWORLD, Internet, LEXIS/NEXIS and WNC.