Surprisingly, no one has named Rajiv Gandhi for his role in the genocide. Without a green signal from him, nothing would have happened. In fact, Rajiv is reported to have dismissed the genocide by saying: “When a big tree falls, the earth shakes.” Rajiv Gandhi also allowed the massacre, the mayhem, the rapes, the loot to go on despite many asking him to call in the army.
The Congress party leader was today acquitted by a district judge going into a case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. This was just one case in which the former member of Parliament was chargesheeted for the butchering of five Sikhs in the Raj Nagar area of Cantonment on November 1, 1984 following the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi.
Naturally, seeing the man go scot-free after about nearly 30 years in a country where the wheels of justice grind slowly, rusted by tactics used by an evil government which controls the Central Bureau of Investigation and other investigation agencies, it is but natural that the blood of the people would boil, not just only of the Sikhs.
And the man has the nerve to say only three witnesses named him!
One fails to understand if this was an election when the majority view counts.
Even if one witness had nailed him, Sajjan Kumar deserved nothing but the noose.
The perception is that principles of natural justice has been pervereted. Sajjan Kumar’s — and the CBI’s manipulation — of survivors are well-documented.
I don’t know if the district judge had taken all these into account.
Right from day one, the Congress had made all out efforts to save Sajjan Kumar and the other butchers of Delhi, including Jagdish Tytler, by using the Delhi Police — which is controlled by the federal home ministry directly — and the CBI.
The party had even rewarded them, especially Tytler and he was made cabinet minister. Tytler was nothing but a well-known goon of those times, but the Congress thought it fit to make him a federal minister.
Three others — who were charged along with Sajjan Kumar — were convicted in the same case. They too had similar alibis, but for the Congress, they were expendable.
In 1984, the Congress party officially carried out the genocide of the Sikhs. This is a well-known fact.
The modus operandi was simple. The mobs were instigated. “Sajjan Kumar and Trade Union Leader Lalit Maken paid 100 Rupees and distributed a bottle of liquor to each assailant,” says Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, who said he personally witnesses the Congress MP “standing amongst the mob, directing them to attack us with more force and kill us”.
“Sajjan Kumar distributed iron rods from parked truck to about 120 people. (The) MP instructed the mob to attack Sikhs, kill them, loot and burn,” Bagga says now in his Facebook post. (Read here for more https://www.facebook.com/TajinderPalSinghBaggaNew/posts/187540531399149)
If the massacres on day one was not enough, the Congress started rumours that the Sikhs had started killing other people also and had also poisoned Delhi’s drinking water system.
The butchering of Sikhs went on for days.
Surprisingly, no one has named Rajiv Gandhi for his role in the genocide.
Without a green signal from him, nothing would have happened. In fact, Rajiv is reported to have dismissed the genocide by saying: “When a big tree falls, the earth shakes.”
Rajiv Gandhi also allowed the massacre, the mayhem, the rapes, the loot to go on despite many asking him to call in the army.
Rajiv Gandhi is dead. Killed in a terorist suicide bombing by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
He was never brought to account. The Congress party is sure to have meticulously destroyed all evidence against him, thanks to Delhi Police and the CBI and various other authorities.
But former Punjab DGP Julio Riberio — who was close to the former prime minister — has disclosed in his book that he had suggested prosecuting Sajjan Kumar to Rajiv Gandhi, the latter lost his temper and warned him not to raise the issue again.
Obviously Rajiv Gandhi was shielding Sajjan Kumar and the others.
Rajiv Gandhi went so far as to say that Sajjan Kumar was a Congress party “loyalist”. Rajiv also said he was witness to the fact that Sajjan Kumar was present besides the body of his mother throughout the time it lay in state.
The Congress party and their minions went all out to protect the likes of Tytler, Sajjan Kumar and Lalit Maken; the last had his life cut short when they he was gunned down along with his wife in 1985.
It is no wonder why Rajiv Gandhi was never named as the prime accused in the 1984 genocide of Sikhs.
Nearly thirty years have passed. Many accused are dead. Many witnesses have also died.
It seemed the Congress party was waiting for the remaining witnesses to die.
Coming back to Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal, the reaction the world over was one of disbelief. Some of the witnesses, it is reported to have told the judge to hang them if he could not order Sajjan Kumar’s hanging, for reasons best known to him.
Since about the last decade, they played a clever diversionary tactic, fully supported by most of the mainstream media and sundry NGOs with anti-Hindu biases, to make the anti-Sikh genocide look like a picnic, by embroiling Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 communal riots.
The most communal party in India kept the pot boiling and made it as if 2002 riots were the worst thing to have happened post-independence India.
About 790-odd Muslims were killed, and 240-odd Hindus were also killed. Many of the Hindus killed were shot by the police while rioting.
But the Congress, the NGOs and the media wants us to believe that thousands upon thousands of Muslims were massacred.
For them, the massacre of 58 Hindus, including women and children, who were burnt alive when a train compartment was set on fire, was an accident. This was the event that triggered the violence.
All these lies propounded by the Congress party and amplified by the media and the NGOs are being exposed now.
I am not for a moment saying the 2002 violence was in any way justified. In this violence, which was blamed largely on RSS-VHP-Bajrang Dal by the media and NGOs, many Congress party leaders were also involved.
My anger is the how the media and the NGOs, some of them admittedly funded by the Congress party, acquiesced in this diversionary tactic just to paint one man as a “mass murderer”.
In contrast, the conspiracy of silence by most of the mainstream media and the NGOs on the 1984 genocide has been defeaning.
The 2002 post-Godhra riots may or may not have been a conspiracy — the jury is still out on that — but the 1984 genocide was. It was carried out by the Congress party itself. That too on orders from the very top.
Coming back to Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal, the reaction the world over was one of disbelief.
Some of the witnesses, it is reported to have told the judge to hang them if he could not order Sajjan Kumar’s hanging, for reasons best known to him.
For us Indians, it is time to hang our heads in shame.
(Editor’s disclosure: I was a Youth Congress member in the 1980s and was an admirer of Rajiv Gandhi. I later left the party, and politics in general, in disgust.)