In the case before the trial court, three persons -- Kumar, Brahmanand Gupta and Ved Prakash -- are facing trial on charges of murder and rioting pertaining to the killing of Surjit Singh in Sultanpuri.
An editorial in Organiser also argues that the Congress strategy of fostering divisive tendencies for petty political gains has led to the emergence of many regional and violent movements, which, in turn, led to the party’s decline.
Block 32, Trilokpuri. This east Delhi neighbourhood was Ground Zero of the 1984 carnage in the Capital where 350 Sikh residents were killed in 30 hours. The first reporters to reach the spot were Joseph Maliakan and his colleagues at The Indian Express.
Within minutes of Kumar's application coming up for hearing before a bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Vinod Goel, the court said there is nothing special in his request to consider extending time and that he needs to surrender.
After 34 years, the Delhi High Court held Sajjan Kumar guilty of being involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sentenced him to life imprisonment. Here's what the court said and how political leaders reacted.