The 1984 anti sikh riots

Messages were broadcast directing the police not to act against rioters, and the fire brigade would not go to areas where cases of arson were reported.

No less a person than Atal Bihari Vajpayee himself intervened at a couple of places to help poor taxi drivers. This commission was headed by Justice G. The Congress is down to 46, almost exactly living up to the dictionary definition of decimation. In October, Sikh militants stopped a bus and shot six passengers.

They were later joined by Avtar Singh. Two convicted for killings Thirty four years after two young Sikh men were killed by a mob in Mahipalpur village in south Delhi, a Delhi court on Wednesday convicted two men for the murders, marking the first convictions secured by the SIT constituted by the home ministry in for probing riot cases.

In fact, even as the funeral procession made its way past New Delhi to the banks of the Yamuna, rioting still raged.

The writ petition was decided in August and the high court abolished the committee. Only Sikh homes were set on fire; the mobs looted only Sikh business establishments and houses.

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Amarinder Singh backs Rahul Gandhi’s view

Nanavati, submitted its page report to Home Minister Shivraj Patil on 9 February ; the report was tabled in Parliament on 8 August of that year. It suggested establishing two or three special investigating teams in The 1984 anti sikh riots Delhi Police under a deputy commissioner of policesupervised by an additional commissioner of police answerable to the CIDand a review of the work-load of the three special courts set up to deal with the riot cases.

Ved MarwahAdditional Commissioner of Police, was tasked with enquiring into the role of the police during the riots. After law-enforcement intervention, violence is comparatively mild and sporadic.

You also found what protection you could, thick winter jackets it was quite cold already at nightcrash helmets, anything. Despite the central-government delay, the CBI filed the charge sheet in December The attacks on members of the Sikh Community in Delhi and its suburbs during the period, far from being a spontaneous expression of "madness" and of popular "grief and anger" at Mrs.

The witnesses said that they saw Tytler lead a mob during the riot, but did not want to return to India because they feared for their safety. Despite the central-government delay, the CBI filed the charge sheet in December The Narasimha Rao Government further delayed the case.

But it will be wrong to say that Delhi Police did nothing, for it took full and keen action against Sikhs who tried to defend themselves. They entered Sikh neighbourhoods, killing Sikhs indiscriminately and destroying shops and houses.

All India Radio reports that the guards who shot Gandhi were Sikhs. The most recent, headed by Justice G. The Congress-led government was widely criticised for doing little at the time and possibly conspiring in the riots, since voter lists were used to identify Sikh families.

The commissions below are listed in chronological order.

1984 anti-Sikh riots

The Sikhs who opened fire to save their lives and property had to spend months dragging heels in courts after-wards. Jarnail Singh's non-fiction book, I Accuse, describes incidents which occurred during the riots. If one could see this on a minute drive from airport to home so clearly, what excuse could the government, or the police ever have of having been taken by surprise.

Watch: SAD leaders react to sentencing of convicts in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Witness identifies Congress leader Sajjan Kumar Cham Kaur, who is being represented by senior advocate HS Phoolka, further testified that on November 1,when she had stepped out of the house, Kumar was addressing a crowd and instigating it against Sikhs.

Others were dragged from their homes and hacked to death, and Sikh women were reportedly gang-raped and Sikhs also had acid thrown on them. Patricia Gossman Patricia GossmanPunjab in CrisisHuman Rights Watch, retrieved on 4 November The killings of Sikhs in Novemberunder Congress rule in Delhi and other cities of North India, can be accurately described as a pogrom or massacre because the killings were totally one-sided.

The committee submitted its report by the end of the year. Casualty figures for the Army were 83 dead and injured.

The Congress-led government was widely criticised for doing little at the time and possibly conspiring in the riots, since voter lists were used to identify Sikh families. That year of madness made too many simple people do crazy, unexpected things That I do not follow the correct chronology and put the riots ahead of the assassination is a deliberate, editorial call and not merely an admission of the fact that I was late on the assassination story.

The Nanavati Commission The Nanavati Commission was established in after some dissatisfaction was expressed with previous reports. Gandhi's assassination as made out to be by the authorities, were the outcome of a well organised plan marked by acts of both deliberate commissions and omissions by important politicians of the Congress I at the top and by authorities in the administration.

I will repeat some stories I documented then: The Citizen's Justice Committee filed an application to vacate the stay.

They continued in some areas for several days, killing more than 3, Sikhs in New Delhi and an estimated 8, or more in 40 cities across India by the anti-Sikh mobs.Nov 20,  · A court here on Tuesday sentenced one person to death and awarded life imprisonment to his co-convict for killing two during the anti-Sikh riots.

The anti-Sikh riots, also known as the Sikh Massacre, was a series of organised pogroms against Sikhs in India by anti-Sikh mobs (notably Congress Party members and temporarily released convicts) in response to the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

Official Indian government reports numbered about. The anti-Sikh riots were 3 days of furlough given to criminals by police, government, and yes, Congress – Rahul Gandhi’s denial notwithstanding.

T he assassination of Indira Gandhi caught me on the wrongest foot possible: in transit from New York to New Delhi. Rahul's statement Congress was not involved in anti-Sikh riots was a blatant lie as all cases related to the riots were filed against Congress leaders.

Rahul is mentally ill and I pray to god for the recovery of his mental health,” Bharti said while talking to reporters on Sunday in Sehore.

The great Sikh Holcaust of 3. anti-Sikh riots.

Congress was involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots – I saw & reported it

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Official Indian government reports numbered about 2, killed across India, including 2, in .

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