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A Riffraff of Knaves:
Congress Dares BJP To Tell All On Anti-Sikh Pogroms,
Threatens To Reveal BJP Role In Genocide





In response to the BJP government’s announcement, on the eve of the Delhi elections last week, to order a fresh (?) probe -- 30 years AFTER the massacres! -- the Congress Party has dared the Modi government to proceed with the enquiry.

The prime authors of the 1984 genocide, the Congress Party -- then the rulers of the country -- however remain confident that they’ll remain immune from prosecution even under the new government, on the strength that there is evidence that both the BJP and the RSS (both Hindu extremist groups are now the bulwark behind the current government) were also involved centre-stage in the mass-murders.
“The Congress dares the Modi government to also probe the role of 49 BJP and RSS workers named in 14 FIRs, by the Jain-Aggarwal committee (1992-94).

“An FIR (No. 35) dated June 8,1992, carries the name of Ram Kumar, a prominent Delhi BJP leader and Vajpayee’s election agent during the 1980 poll, as an accused in cases of rioting, dacoity and attempt to murder,” said a former Congress MLA last week.

Admitting that the Congress had failed to deliver justice to the victims of the Congress-led pogroms, he said the track record of the BJP and the SAD was no better and these parties were now shedding crocodile tears for political gains.

“The Congress challenges both the BJP and the Punjab CM to deny the role of BJP and RSS workers in the 1984 genocide,” he added.

He wondered why Badal -- himself a BJP ally -- had not pressurised the Modi government to implement the Nanavati Commission report. “Let Badal clarify what he has done for the rehabilitation of the massacre victims in Punjab,” he said.

“The fact of the matter is that neither the BJP nor Badal is serious about ensuring justice to the victims of 1984 Genocide. The so-called Special Investigation Team (“SIT”) is yet another political stunt to whip up passions for electoral gains,” he claimed.

Thus, the 1984 saga continues, with the criminals confident that they'll never be held accountable because there is no honest man or woman around in the country, or one who is himself/herself free of criminal culpability!


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February 9, 2015

Conversation about this article

1: Kaala Singh (Punjab), February 09, 2015, 11:07 AM.

BJP or Congress or for that matter any political party are chips off the same block. They are all offshoots of the Congress. The Congress ruled India for more that 50 years and all parties derive their political culture from the Congress. The old goons are out and the new, even worse goons are in. That is it!

2: Sarvjit Singh (Millis, Massachusetts, USA), February 09, 2015, 1:41 PM.

I was in Delhi just a few weeks ago and have the following observations: 1) The Sikh leadership of gurdwaras, etc., was behind BJP. SAD-SGPC President of Delhi was openly behind BJP to the extent he let go of his own party's MLA independent status and joined the BJP. Extreme kowtowing! 2) Almost all Sikhs wanted some kind of closure to the 1984 Genocide chapter. 3) BJP dilly-dallied over justice for Sikhs during the last 8 months. They could have announced some definite policy. Instead they clearly waited for the 11th election hour to announce a package. Most people are smart enough to read a 'carrot and stick' approach in it and haven't been bowled over or expect anything concrete. 3) AAP had nothing to lose, they were already written off. But they were consistent in holding their ground on ordering a Special Investigation Team for 1984. This paid off towards their gain, as far as Sikh votes (15-20%) and another 5-10% Punjabi Sehajdhari Hindus. 4) If Sikhs have any agenda that should be pursued hereon (Gursikhi Parchar, e.g.), then it is 1984 justice because sooner or later memories will fade and people will forget (YES, they will, unless we add this to our Ardaas)!

3: Sunny Grewal (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada), February 09, 2015, 3:42 PM.

@2: I think that the Aam Aadmi Party is genuine in its efforts to help the victims of 1984. The problem however is that during their last electoral victory they teamed up with the Congress in order to gain the necessary seats. If the same thing happens this time around then I can guarantee that there will be no progress in securing justice under the AAP.

4: Kulvinder Jit Kaur (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada), February 11, 2015, 5:59 AM.

#2. I agree fully with incorporating the 1984 sad saga in the daily Ardaas. I asked one Bhai ji in a gurdwara to at least add a couple of lines during the first week of November to remember those who perished. His answer was "today the langar is for someone's son's birthday and they might not like any sad lines in the ardaas on this occasion." Is not the rest of the ardaas remembering brutal killings of Sikhs while they protected their faith? I strongly resent how most gurdwaras and the sangat completely ignore the 1984 Genocide and not utter a word. Yet ironically they want to keep the memory of what happened hundreds of years back alive. Is it fear? Is it lack of empathy? Or just plain ignorance? Many have reasoned that some in the congregation might not like this topic of 1984. Is it not part of our history? Are those Sikhs that are suffering not a part of our Quom? We Sikhs have failed these victims of 1984 genocide. I will reiterate over and over again. We, especially the ones who can afford to do something, have proven to be selfish and opportunistic. Wait till the fire reaches our own door step.

5: Kaala Singh (Punjab), February 14, 2015, 6:58 AM.

As someone famously said - Politics is the last refuge of scoundrels. Nothing demonstrates this better than Indian politics. Simply put, scoundrels have been replaced with bigger scoundrels!

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