1984 Sikh Massacre- the accused go scot free

via Media Input published on November 3, 2007

Thursday is the twenty-third anniversary of the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. Now a new book levels serious
charges against top Congress leaders implicated in the riots. The book, When A Tree Shook Delhi, authored by journalist Manoj Mitta and lawyer HS Phoolka will be released later this week.

November 1, 1984, a massacre began.. Over 3,000 Sikhs were hacked to death. But the police and the
Government looked the other way. Commission after Commission whitewashes the guilt of the accused. Now 23 years later a new book nails the guilty in chilling detail.

Among the accused – Kamal Nath, now Union Minister for Commerce, he led the mob outside Gurudwara Rakab Ganj,where two Sikhs were roasted alive, in the immediate vicinity of the Lok sabha.

Amod Kanth (now Chief Vigilance officer, Delhi Jal Board) abetted mass crime against a single Sikh by
making a victim out to be an aggressor.

Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler and Dharma Dass Shastri, Congress leaders led mobs and forced the police to release rioters.

Nikhil Kumar now Congress MP from Aurangabad, failed to pass on information in time, said at the time, he was only a guest artist and press fellows were exaggerating.

Author Mitta says, “Much worse than Gujarat, right in the heart of the Capital, not just mobs but
influential congress leaders. No justice till now.”

The Congress, ever ready to accuse the justice process in the Gujarat riots, feels that justice has been done to the victims of 1984.

Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi says, “We have atoned, prime minister was apologised.”

Four hundred Sikhs were butchered here alone in Block 32 of Trilokpuri, The killings were discovered by
journalists. According to the book, if they had not come here the police would have kept the horrifying
incidents at Trilokpuri a secret.

Approximately 1000 died in Gujarat, three times that number perished in 1984. So far only 13 have been punished.

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