The Burning Issue: 29 years…and counting

Another great blog on the Anti-Sikh Massacre of 1984


sajjn_sikh_protest3We often hear anecdotes about how slow the Indian judicial procedure is. The inefficiency of our judiciary is perhaps most obvious in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. A sessions court of Delhi on Tuesday acquitted senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar of all charges in the murder of five Sikhs in the Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. A shoe was hurled at the judge who delivered the verdict in this case by the president of the All India Sikh Students Federation. The relatives of the victims of the riots were inconsolable – after three decades of their faith in the judiciary, they had to see the prime accused being acquitted. The case however will go on – there is always a legal recourse available in India. Will it be possible for India to punish at least a few of those who were responsible for…

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