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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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”.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
January 12, 2015 10:39 am