Senior advocate of the Supreme Court HS Phoolka supported former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on Narasimha Rao. "Manmohan Singh has said a right thing. IK Gujral had said to Narasimha Rao that time to deploy the army. However Army was not deployed. If Army has been deployed then, the massacre could have been averted. Around 2000 lives could have been saved," said HS Phoolka. Speaking at an event to remember Former PM IK Gujral, Dr Manmohan Singh stated that if then Home Minister Narasimha Rao had heeded to the advice of Inder Kumar Gujral, 1984 massacre could have avoided.