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Bring Kamal Nath to justice, 1984 victims urge Prime Minister

Sukhbir Singh Badal said that many of the victim families belonged to Gurdaspur. “The SAD will continue to assist all the 1984 witnesses in their quest for justice,” he said.

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.

Anti-Sikh riots: Newborn twins were tossed into fire like lifeless objects, says family

On Monday, as the Delhi High Court sentenced Sajjan Kumar, the women, sitting at their flat in CRPF colony in Ludhiana, said are grateful for those who took the fight forward.

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.”


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.

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

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

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.”