Monday, Dec 05, 2022

1984 riots


After 4-hr wait to travel 3-km to reach rally venue, Nadda campaigns in Maur

February 16, 2022 3:30 am

Nadda had to address a rally in support of BJP candidate Dyal Singh Sodhi in Maur constituency in Bathinda district at 11 am. However, he reached the venue after 2 pm.

1984 Riots: Former Cong MLA’s nephew under scanner, kin say court exonerated him

February 29, 2020 2:25 am

According to the SIT, they have found that 65-year-old Raghvendra Kushawaha, the nephew of the then local Congress MLA Shivnath Singh Kushwaha, had allegedly led and instigated mobs after the riots broke out in the city in the aftermath of the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

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.


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.


HS Phoolka on how he survived the Sikh riots

June 22, 2020 6:06 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.