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1984 RIOTS NEWS

Why join Narasimha Rao Cabinet if he was so 'bad': BJP on Manmohan Singh's 1984 riots remark

December 05, 2019 5:57 pm

The party also placed the blame on Rajiv Gandhi for the massacre, stating that the former prime minister also had the right to call in the Army in such situations.

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Sajjan Kumar surrenders, sent to Mandoli jail

December 31, 2018 6:36 pm

On December 17, Sajjan Kumar was found guilty in a case pertaining to the killing of five members of a Sikh family during the 1984 riots.

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar seeks time till Jan 30 to surrender

December 21, 2018 2:15 am

Kumar, who was directed by the High Court on Monday to surrender by December 31 for the murder of Sikhs in Raj Nagar area, sought time till January 30. He said that he has to “settle family affairs” with regards to property.

Sajjan Kumar resigns from Congress, BJP demands an apology

December 19, 2018 2:54 am

Sources in the Delhi Congress said Sajjan Kumar’s conviction will not affect the working of the party, but admitted that it does hurt its image. “He is already sidelined... he is not the Sajjan of the past,” a senior Delhi Congress leader said.

Thirty-four years later, justice still seems only half done

December 19, 2018 2:58 pm

The judges passing sentence on Kumar sagely declared that the Sikh killings in Delhi and elsewhere in November 1984 were “crimes against humanity”, a massacre that will continue to shock the collective conscience of society for a long time to come.

Political shelter to 1984 riots accused: HC cites Gujarat 2002 to make case for a law

December 18, 2018 7:44 am

Demanding a stronger legal system, the court said, “Neither ‘crimes against humanity’ nor ‘genocide’ is part of our domestic law of crime. This loophole Gujarat 2002 to Muzaffarnagar 2013: ‘Political patronage to mass killings’ needs to be addressed urgently.”

Delhi HC tells Sajjan Kumar to surrender by Dec 31: Crimes against humanity, aided by agencies

December 18, 2018 7:32 am

Describing the 1984 riots as “crimes against humanity” perpetrated by those who had “political patronage and were aided by an indifferent law enforcement agency”, the bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel made clear that imprisonment for life means “the remainder of his natural life”.

Anti-Sikh riots: ‘Cop gave matchbox... Sajjan called us snakes,’ recalls petitioner Nirpreet Kaur

December 18, 2018 7:38 am

“A Delhi police inspector gave them a matchbox and I remember his words to the mob: ‘doob maro, tumse ek Sardar bhi nahi jalta’ (You are all useless, you can’t even set a Sikh on fire),” recalls victim Nirpreet Kaur.

Amit Shah, Harsimrat blame Congress hand, political patronage in 1984 riots

December 18, 2018 5:39 am

Addressing the media, along with SAD spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema and Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia in Chandigarh, Harsimrat said not only Sajjan, but the entire Congress had been placed in the dock with the court’s verdict.

Sajjan deserved to be punished... Congress, Gandhis had no role: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

December 18, 2018 5:29 am

A statement issued by Singh said, “The reversal, by the HC, of the earlier acquittal of Sajjan by a trial court had once again proved that the judiciary in India continues to stand tall as a pillar of the nation’s democratic system.”

1984 RIOTS PHOTOS

1984 riots: Akali Dal protests over Amarinder Singh’s remark on Tytler

April 21, 2014 4:40 pm

Akali Dal on Monday (April 21) staged a protest outside Congress headquarters in New Delhi against its Amritsar Lok Sabha candidate Amarinder Singh's alleged remarks on the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

1984 RIOTS VIDEOS

HS Phoolka on how he survived the Sikh riots

January 04, 2019 3:55 pm

Senior advocate H S Phoolka has just started practising in the Delhi High Court when Indira Gandhi was assassinated on October 31, 1984. Here is the story of how he and his pregnant wife survived the three-day carnage.