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For West Delhi anti-Sikh riots survivors, elections ‘reopen old wounds’, ‘make them trump cards’

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Most Sikh voters feel betrayed by the Aam Aadmi Party over its keenness to enter into an alliance with the Congress.

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: SC asks CBI to apprise it of status of ongoing trial of Sajjan Kumar

The CBI told a bench of Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer that Kumar, who was a sitting MP in 1984, was the "kingpin" of the massacre of Sikhs in the national capital in 1984.

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Opposing Sajjan bail plea, CBI says 1984 riots on par with killing of Jews by Nazis

“The brutal murder of innocent Sikhs during the 1984 riots falls under the category of crimes against humanity, on par with well-known genocides worldwide like the large-scale killing of Armenians by Kurds and Turks, the mass extermination of Jews by Nazis, the mass killing of Bangladeshi citizens by Pakistani Army sympathisers ..."

Fair trial not possible if Sajjan Kumar granted bail: CBI to SC on 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

The apex court in January had issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Kumar’s plea against the order as well as his bail plea and sought the agency’s reply.

Supreme Court Judge recuses himself in Sajjan Kumar case

The court went on to direct: “List the matter before a Bench, wherein one of us (Justice Khanna) is not a member.”

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Justice Sanjiv Khanna recuses from hearing Sajjan Kumar's appeal

The case in which Kumar was convicted and sentenced relates to the killing of five Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment's Raj Nagar Part-I area of southwest Delhi on November 1-2, 1984 and burning down of a gurudwara in Raj Nagar Part-II.

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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi court issues production warrant against Sajjan Kumar in Sultanpuri killing

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.

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC takes up Sajjan Kumar's plea against conviction, issues notice to CBI

The apex court also issued a notice to the CBI on Sajjan Kumar's plea against the order as well as his bail plea and sought the agency's reply within six weeks.

A judgment, a foundation

The Sajjan Kumar verdict promises to form the basis for an evolving Indian law of accountability in cases of mass violence.

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.

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Delhi HC sends Sajjan Kumar to jail for life in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

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.

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