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Traumatised family leaves home, ‘first time after 1984 riots’

Bedi, in his 70s, said in the petition that when the riots broke out in 1984, he was posted in Allahabad, and had left his family at the home of his brother-in-law who was an NRI.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Sajjan Kumar resigns from Congress, BJP demands an apology

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.

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

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.”


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

“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.

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

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: Eyewitness testimonies named Kamal Nath, Nanavati panel said not possible to indict him

In his affidavit, Kamal Nath stated that on the afternoon of November 1, 1984 he received information about "some violence" around the gurudwara, and as a "senior and responsible leader" of the Congress he decided to go there.

In homes that witnessed 1984 riots, wounds still fresh: ‘Puraane zakhm kaise bharenge?’

The court noted Nirpreet Kaur’s testimony about how her father Nirmal Singh was killed, and the attack on the Raj Nagar gurdwara. Two shops away from the gurdwara is Nirmal’s home, now owned by another family which runs an electronics shop.

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

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.

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HS Phoolka on how he survived the Sikh riots

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.