October 1984 was the day when humanity , brotherhood went for a six in a country which boasted of being the biggest democracy and even bigger in diversity.  Its been 27 years now to the day when the mobs were given free hand to do as they please in the wake of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination, the mob whose one target was to find a Sikh and kill.. neighbours became foes. People who were there with you, for you in thick and thin before that day, The ones who boasted of friendship.

That massacre raises a lot of SERIOUS questions about the autonomy of  law and order machinery,  It all went for a six in those three days. Human rights had no meaning.  Then came another Blow , that too from a chosen leader who supposedly was educated and intelligent , Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, He had the audacity to say in his first public meeting that such things happen or are caused  by the fall of a mighty tree ,  Instead of  condemning it all it seemed he likened the carnage.

In the Drama that has unfolded over the years, lots of govts. came and went , each promising justice but that has never come I mean barely 10-15 people have been convicted for murders committed , the official death toll was 2,733 .. Where is the logic behind all this. How can this be justified ? 

Does this not cast a poor reflection on the integrity of India’s criminal justice system ?

There has not even been a condolence motion to the victims of the 1984 carnage, the human rights in this country has suffered a terrible setback, Such is the disdain displayed by the highest institutions of India,  If such are the deals meted out to the people of this country what can we expect the country to do in case of foreign criminals doing the same to us in our own country.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself acknowledged in Parliament years ago that despite official inquiries into the 1984 carnage, “We all know that we still do not know the truth, and the search must go on.” 

How is it possible, No wonder the indian people are loosing faith in their own country .  When other countries commemorated the 25 years of the bloodshed, India was still quiet as they were too wary of the fact that if  any sort of Commemoration is done for the victims, it would be an insult to Indira Gandhi

Is her Murder bigger then the Murders of  (Official numbers) 2,733?

Even when we were under the RAJ, The british publicly condemned General Dyer for taking the action against the innocent in Jallianwala Bagh, , a Public committee called “HUNTER COMMITTEE” was created, it was endorsed by the house of commons in UK, and Dyer was removed from the army unceremoniously. But India as a country could not do so, HAS NOT DONE SO, in spite of 27 long years gone by. So much so that Independent India has FAILED To measure up to the benchmarks set even by the Raj.

All this has done is give the  communal parties a big thumbs up, well we all know that these are the parties that organised the killings of Muslims in Maharashtra in 1993 and Gujarat in 2002.

We talk of Equality but is there any equality, when there is so much Indifference towards the minorities, I mean if Sikhs can suffer this, imagine what would a Dalit in an obscure village feel.

What does that tell us about the mentality of  the citizens who are still voting for those tainted ministers , I remember the words used by our neighbour in Chandigarh, In those days when the elections took place, She came over to our house and categorically shouted “VOTE PAO HATH NU”.. as the hand was a symbol for congress then and this was the neighbours with whom we had lived since I was born. With whom we were closer than our relatives. Yet when it happened there was only one reality Hindu – Sikh .. all the Love was forgotten.

To this day there are places where more proof of genocide are being discovered, even in January 2011 a place Hondh-Chillar, where 32 Sikhs were killed on November 2, 1984, was discovered in northern Haryana, and in March 2011 another place near Pataudi, was discovered.  The official death toll is much higher than that. 

“The discovery of more Sikh massacre victims after nearly three decades shows the reluctance of successive Indian governments, despite numerous commissions of inquiry, to get to the truth and prosecute those responsible for the anti-Sikh violence,” said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch.

It is sad that there are cases being fought on foreign soil against the Congress Govt, Yet no one has batted an eyelid in the country itself.

The 2011 WikiLeaks cable leaks revealed that the United States was convinced about the complicity of Indian Government ruled by the Indian National Congress in the riots, and termed it as “opportunism” and “hatred” of the Congress government against Sikhs.

I wonder what is to become of this great nation, Will the culprits ever be charged for any crime or is it that only the common will have to suffer.

Batti Lal jadon langhe .. Saade maardi hai Dande            (when a car with red light atop comes, we get hit by canes)
Panj Sallan lai appan aape Beeje eh Kande                     (for five years we have Ourself sown these Thorns)
Dangiyaan ch Ujad gaye jihna de Suhaag                        (during the riots , women whose husbands are killed)
Sut dindiyaan ne Sandook Uhle Oh paraandiyaaan …   (they throw the signs of  being a Bride, behind the old cupboards )

DIL DARD KA TUKDA HAI … PATHAR KI DALI SI HAI…
Ik Andha kuan hai yaar .. Ik band gali si hai

Ik CHOTHA sa Lamha hai Jo khatam nahin hota ..
MAIN LAKH JALAATA HUN..
yeh Bhasm nahin hota.. Yeh bhasm nahin hota

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  1. Calling the British more righteous is like saying that tiger is better than lion when it comes to following non-violence!

    The British have done more crimes in India than what has ever come out. They have looted this country as much as possible and killed many more people than the numbers you have put up. They did occasionally wake up and did some fake acts of Justice when public opinion in Briton went awry.

    How can anyone provide justice to the millions of Soviets who died (for no reason) under Stalin? The civilized world was watching quietly when he put so many millions of people in to those dreaded confinements called concentration camps and killed them. Where did all the civilized people go when Jews were killed in millions in Nazi camps at the heart of so called civilized Central Europe?

    Keeping quiet (and not helping the victims) during those testing times, is as heinous a crime as participating in the crime itself. People do realize this the hard way.

    Destination Infinity

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    • Bikram says:

      I never said British were righteous, I only mentioned that They also did something about the Massacre of innocent people at Jallianwala bagh and did something ot the one who had ordered …

      Whereas in our own country OUR OWN people did this , and YET our own are trying to hush it all under the carpet Inspite of Willingly Knowing who the people are and what they did.

      And lets take the latest examples even Sadaam was tried , and now this month the Serbian general is being tried , he has been arrested and will be going to court.. But these are forgeign ..

      As you mentioned the british SOMETIMES woke up,, Well when will OUR leaders SOMETIMES wake up…

      you mentioned Jews under NAZI’s a lot of Nazi’s officers were brought to Trail.. Can you imagine that happening in India.. EVER…
      The pathetic point is the so called leaders cry foul over anything happening to them so much so if they are put a security checkup at a airport they feel they have been insulted .. what do they do in their own country ah well dare i say it ..

      and yeah we have been quiet thats what we do always otherwise how can the same leaders be elected all the time inspite of knowing what they did ..

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  2. Pesto Sauce says:

    Those riots were a sad event….all done on orders of Congress who are no less communal than BJP

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    • Bikram says:

      YEs they were.. But the saddest part is Nothing done.. No one there to look after the people who suffered, no one to listen to their cries.. What has become of the kids who became orphans , the women who lost there husbands.. DID THEY MEAN NOTHING to ANYONE..

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  3. A says:

    Politicians involve in Sikh riots and massacre WILL NEVER BE PUNISHED by INDIAN JUSTICE SYSTEM. Absolutely no way it is feasible. Regardless of the fact, PM and President have been SIKHS, there is no way corrupt politicians can be punished.

    One more spark at some stage can bring back the old wounds and Sikhs will take their own path….After 1984 riots Sikhism established as completely separate from Hinduism anyway…prior to that Sikh considered a subset of Hindus. After 1984 riots, Sikhs have organized very well and they prepared themselves for the riots. One more event, one more trigger…there will be wide spread violence across country and possibly bigger destruction.

    If government takes an action to punish the culprits to uphold, laymen are inclined to follow the law….

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    • Bikram says:

      The truth I guess but then the most worrying part is that no one batted a eyelid, so many came and went .. so much hoopla over trivial matters , people are talking what is happening in other countries and when it happened in there own no one had the guts to say anything .. that is pathetic..

      The president and PM well they are mere KATHPUTLI’s in the hands of the congress …

      One more spark Yeah I know lets see .. all this has done is the non trust among the State that was the most hard working and the one which has done the most for this nation.. and as usual the nation has forgotten all that was done by it.

      I can go on and on .. but to no avail as we can talk as much as we want end of the day it would still be the same …

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  4. Sapna says:

    There is nothing like “India’s criminal justice system” . It is actually “India’s injustice criminal system”…

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  5. Shilpa Garg says:

    Another dark chapter in the history of our country!

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  6. sangeeta says:

    Really that event makes me shudder , Sometimes i think we still are the barbaric tribes living in the hindukush .

    But Bikram …it was not genocide , it was a political trickery ..the most ugly trickery one can imagine.

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    • Bikram says:

      YEs it makes me MAD AND ANGRY .. we are such people ..
      Well I dont agree with you to me it was genocide as a particular sect of minority was made to go through all this ..

      I mean how much do punjabis or sikhs have ot go through first 1947 and then 1984.. Punjab was till afghanistan, it was divided and made into pakistan .. Then again it was made into Himachal and Haryana..

      so it is true that a particular sect of people were targeted ..

      THe thing is when each one of us know about the crime done yet the same people are ruling us …

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  7. Tanvi says:

    Bikram a wonderful post! Thats the reason your column on viewspaper is going to be a hit 😀

    Cheers,

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  8. IRFANUDDIN says:

    whether its October 1984 or any other communal riot for that matter, Such wide-scale violence cannot take place without the help of police and administration..

    Unfortunately whenever such incidents take place our Police and administration, whose paramount duty is to upkeep law and order situation and protect innocent lives, give full help to rioters who in fact blindly work for the Party in power at that moment….

    The most fateful thing during these riots is “friends becoming foe”… as you mentioned about the neighbors…. their behaviors during such riots is really unbelievable, but that is bcoz of the reports coming into media and the provocations from their community…. but this is really something more serious than the behavior of our Police or the administration……

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    • Bikram says:

      Yes it is a fact what you have jsut said , Yet nothing has come of it. When the Govt in power then and the Then PM openely supported the massacre .. how can we expect justice ..

      YEs thats the worst thing friends become foes, the same media did nothing ..

      It is very serious cause you never know when the next riots will happen are we really safe.. in our own country …

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  9. I was a student in Delhi during that nightmare. There is no excuse for any killings and I really doubt if we will see the mobs and those who supported them being punished, but I hope we do.
    I wish these issues were not politicized. People still do have the power to make governments answerable. I can’t understand how anybody can vote for anybody who has been involved in any killing of innocent people, but so long the world continues to excuse violence against innocent people under any circumstances, such horrendous crimes will continue.
    I remember feeling at the time, that these massacres meant anybody could start hating and killing anybody anytime. People we knew to be peace loving nice humans were suddenly spouting prejudice… where did/does so much resentment come from? And in such situations in India even today, criminals know that while one murder is punishable, killings by mobs are very unlikely to be punished. In case of murders by mobs those who accompany, goad and silently watch should also be punished.

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    • Bikram says:

      I can understand what you went through, unfortunately i had some relatives who went through the same not jsut in delhi but in Koilkata too.

      The people who supporte the mod is amongst us only , I cant imagine how they manageto go to sleep and wake up with a smile knowing veyr well what they did and how they did it … I mean I personally did not have to go through this as I was in chandigarh.. But i do remember few of our relatives coming in truck loads over to the city to stay with us till all went through …

      and I do remember a police man saying something ot my dad but when he saw 20 others come out of the house he was more of a scary cat and asked for forgiveness immediately …

      and as you said we are still voting for the same people every 5 years we do the same ..
      I dont know where does all this resentment come from …

      I hope something is done as otherwise such discussions will kee pcoming up and there will always be suspicion and we as a nation can never achieve what we potentially can …

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  10. Rama says:

    A total cleansing of our system is very essential. We are only coming up numerous cases but that is all is happening, it would take a long time to expect any thing more to come out of any of the cases, that has come to light.
    India has only come to the digging up stage, and nothing more than that. It is indeed a very sad picture.

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    • Bikram says:

      but how long shud it take its been 27 years .. how much more do the victims got to wait, what if they start to take the law in there own hands then wat will the govt do.

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  11. Banupriya says:

    Generalization is the biggest mistake everyone does. Revenging against a whole community is insane and watching it silently from the Central is heights of irresponsibility and a open revenge. Who gives this people the rights to take a innocent life? And to design and draft such cruel and violent incidents. Even after so many year when Manmohan singh (being himself a part of them) says that the truth is still not known and ought to be searched? what the fuck – what was done all these years? Here in India Nothing can be done, Not even a small stone can be moved from its place no matter 25 years, 50 years, even after 100 years. That is the state of the society. The only thing as common man can be done is being good in self. And teach/let know our neighbours and people surrounding us that humanity still lives and it ought to be taken forward to future generations, and let not such massacres happen again in India.

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    • Bikram says:

      Well the congress party at that time and to name a few Rajiv gandhi and other congressmen gave the right to the hindu mobs to go and kill as many sikhs as they possible could.

      Manmohan singh is a nobody he was thought o do something but alas he has succumbed to pressure i guess and will not do anything other then what his master SONIA Gandhi would say.

      yeah i doubt if anything will ever be done, we are suppsoedly the most diverse nation yet we do such barbaric things … Politics in india is Dirty not just bad..

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  12. Chhavi says:

    Bikram, our judicial system is very slow in convicting criminals. Moreover, by exerting political pressure, people often escape being punished.
    All such riots have made a mockery of the secular nature of our nation. 😦

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    • Bikram says:

      slow i understand but 27 years .. it took what 3 -4 months to do justice to the two sikh men who shot Indira gandhi.. now thats a vast difference.. I can understand if it took the same amount of time for them too…

      I dont think we have the right to call ourself secular.. nope

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  13. Bikram – i have to say this is one of your best posts ever!!! Beautiful,…i felt your pain and anguish. I hope something happens for others who are hurt like you get back your faith in the indian justice system.

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    • Bikram says:

      Thank you so much for saying that Nuttie.. YEah i hope it does else we are running downhill no matter what the broadminded or the so called happy people say that we are going great guns and doing great ..

      Its of no use when such a incident happens and everything is burned alive ..

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  14. Rachna says:

    Just yesterday, I was reading about the ’84 riots somewhere. It was not even allowed to be a part of our consciousness as Congress has clearly tried to erase it from our minds. Of course, in those days it never got any media coverage. It is really very, very sad what happened. I not only wish that those responsible especially the congress corporators and MPs who egged and paid the mobs be punished. But, if possible. they must be humiliated and burnt in front of their families. Because the Congress is involved, no justice can be expected. Why didn’t Manmohan Singh do something? I feel numb that the guilty are always unpunished in this country and common people like you and me suffer, lose lives, cry, grieve and move on…

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    • Bikram says:

      Hmmm YEs it was not allowed ot be part of anything.. congress is directly responsible for it so they had to make sure we forget it , But how can the htousand and throusand who lost there loved ones ..
      and yes media was also in the hands of the people in power then .. well we are in a world where bad deeds go unnoticed and nothing happens to the ones who kill or hurt others , the way of the land that is .. killers go scot free .. always

      Manmohan singh has proved to be jsut a puppet now , he is better off being the finance minister ..

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  15. Alka says:

    I wrote several letters to the Editors in various papers regarding dismal justice for 1984s unfortunate incidents.Most were published but justice eludes.
    How can the wounds heel when the perpetrators are enjoying govt protection and there is no will to act….This feeling of being neglected and fooled hurts even more.
    very apt post.

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    • Bikram says:

      Hmmm YEah I can aunderstand no one gives a damn thats what the problem is , THe people are running after silly things ot gain mileage yet no one has ever looked at those who suffered all that atrocities …

      Those wounds will never get filled as they Justice Delayed is Justice DENIED and its been 27 years ..
      thank you for writing what you wrote ..

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  16. deeps says:

    YET another date we just cant erase from our memories…

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    • Bikram says:

      WEll WE should not either .. till jsutice is served … How can we even think of forgetting this date and move on.. How will we face the people who suffered

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  17. renu says:

    Our indian system is like that..where Modi is hated as he had his hand in killing one community as per them, but congress is hailed and put into the governannce…I dont understand what logic works here..how could be people so blind…

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    • Bikram says:

      Yes i know it is like that.. the funny thing is everyone says it and writes but no one does anything …
      yes exactly my point it is like a DEGREE in Politics the more bad you are , the more corrupt you are .. the number of people you have killed or murdered directly or indirectly .. Anyone can get up and do this and get a direct TIcket into politics ..

      Indian politics is DIRTY policits and thats how it has been from day one Since the day we got independance its been like that … and people are what do i say forget it easily ..

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  18. Swaram says:

    😦 I think u and most of us, all of us may be are waiting for our faith in our judiciary to be reinstilled!

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  19. Novroz says:

    this is a serius and educative post. I have never heard of such terrible thing happened in India. I have heard of Nazi and Serbia. thank you for sharing this, Bikram.

    tho it looks like an impossible thing to put justice on that people…but maybe one day someone dares enough to keep urging your gov.

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    • Bikram says:

      YEah it has happened not once and not jsut to sikhs it has happened ot mulsims too a few times now ..

      Even the serbian General has been arrested he is old and suffereing yet he is being brought to justice .. But in my great nation tat is not possible as the whole GOVT. is involved none of them good they all have blood stains on them one way or other ….

      I hope so tooo

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  20. Pepper says:

    Loved this post of yours Bikram. Very insightful. You’ve made me think..

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  21. vikram says:

    hey Bikram,

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    http://twistingthetail.blogspot.com/2011/05/hello-beautiful.html

    vote for it if you like it.
    my friend’s blog.

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  22. b k chowla says:

    It was most shameful act by goondas and anti national elements.
    I would rather forget 1984 as it worries me every time some one mentions this incident.
    Least I would have expected from MMS was to have an impartial inquiry.

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    • Bikram says:

      YEs it is an act by goondas and anti national elements who were asked by the Then Govt and ministers like Tytler and others .. and to top it The then Prime minister of INDIA also saying the same .. goondas and others cant do this much .. its the Ministers whom people saw ordering the killings of sikhs .. and No one can deny that ..

      and forgetting it Sir how can we forget that .. How can a kid who was jsut a child playing in the courtyard of his house when a mob comes and says Oye sarda bahar nikal.. Its a good job then instead of One sardar 20 come out, and when the mob leaves the police comes also all Hindus to ask the people in the hosue ot hand over the arms they had as it was against the law … How can a kid forget that ..
      the neighbours whow were friends nad family putting a mark outside the gate of the hosue ot show this is a sikh house ..

      Its hard Sir… and MMS well he is not fit to be caleld a SIKH anymore …

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  23. Mob frenzy can never be legally tried. There is too mucg grey area. THe brains that made youn people so wrathful then are the ones to be tried which is very difficult. Let’s hope India doesn’t see a carnage like that again.

    P.S I’m back after a long gap and saw a mail from you on gmail id. Good to know the friends are still around

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    • Bikram says:

      Yes the mob frenzy cannot be brought to jsutice but at least the ONES who ordered them can be .. and its a open fact wo were behind it .. who were shouting at top of there voices telling and marshalling the mob to kill who and how … I mean there are Enough Pictures and videos , why cant they be used as proof..

      there is no grey area if the govt wants genuinly and with all heart then there is no grey area.. smaller countries , countries which dont have anything have been able to give justices and we boast of india being such a big diverse country and os dewveloped …

      I do wish and hope that the UN puts some sanctions and human rights too become active in india and shame the culprits .. I sincerely wish this happens maybe then the Govt will do something …

      and good to see you back… How are you doing .. And welcome back …

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  24. magiceye says:

    very passionate written and sadly so true…

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  25. PM Mohan says:

    Bikram I fully sympathise with innocent victims,it is a blot on history..humanity brutalised and bruised..total loss of sanity..hope we as a nation have learnt our lessons and never allow such a thing to happen again.

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  26. Jyotika Kohli says:

    Heart touching !

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  27. Rek says:

    It is something that people try to wash their hands off…..Its penalising another community for the acts of a few….justice in India is something that is rare…people prefer to avoid courts and the law and order is in the hands of the leader be it at state or regional level…we call ourselves peaceful but we are one of the most,communal, vicious groups in the world…
    I really wish someday every single person whose has ever been wronged gets compensated and the guilty punished.

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    • Bikram says:

      Yes justice never happens , if we are asked a question to give a example we will find it veyr hard to give examples where justice has been done …
      and yes os true we are the most Racist, and communal people .. and worst of the people …

      I hope what you say takes place and i hope it happens sooon .. as such 27 years have gone by …

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  28. harman says:

    ..very provoking topic…!!
    trust me bikram during those roits I was struck in delhi while coming from amritsar ..we had to reach mumbai my dad was posted there..I had never seen so many dead bodies in m y life ..young sikh boys came out to help sikh community .So much blood shed for that…………
    no wonder we had so many terrorists ..in punjab which was a revenge for those who lost their lives…
    and other thing places close to delhi sikh businessmen were looted..I had seen this with my eyes ….like tv showrooms and cloth merchants targeted people enjoying their stuff even girls molested and what not …I had seen mobs coming out looking for sikhs so that that the community does not exist at all.
    its sad…It took me years to come out of this phobia ..I was literally sick (I was in school that time)after seeing so many dead bodies!
    its a shame for nation in the name of democracy!

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    • Bikram says:

      I can perfectly understand what you are Saying HARMAN.. yes same here saw it all… thank god for relatives and others who stood by in those days else we might not be alive ourself .. coutsey some good HINDU friends who did all to kill the sardar’s ..

      and thanks to some Hindu friends who stood as a wall in front … well they did everything ot kill all but as history has shown its very difficult the funny thing is the Sikhism as a religion came into being to help and save the religion which was behind all the massacre …

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  29. Bhupinder Shahpuri says:

    Bikram the society, the government and all concerned are all ready aware of this sad incident. I just would like to know if these blogs help.. will ever any action would be
    taken. How can we all help to support your cause !!!

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    • Bikram says:

      Bhupi well blog is not going ot help but at least it shows that there is someone somwehre who has not forgotten and it takes only one 🙂
      how you can support well never forget it … is a start

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  30. Cherry Saluja says:

    Hats of to you Beeray…!!! ’84 was a black day in the History of India…. I wish iff Rajiv Gandhi would have not Said this after the massacare of Indira Gandhi..”Maaro Saalon Ko”… the story would have been different…. One i met a Retd. Royal Army officer residing in Shimla …after the partition since ’47… said very clearly that how can Indians trust a person to be their PM…when the same person could not be of his own community or sect…i.e. Keshmiris..???? He was talking about Jawaharlal Nehru… who was responsible of POK at ’48 insurgency and led to Kashmir Problem…..

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    • Bikram says:

      YEs cherry black day.. well i do wish Rajiv gandhi was shot by a SIKH.. Pity he had ot die that way though i know if a sikh had killed him there would have been a Riot again but I am sure sikhs were better prepared then. I know it sounds rude and ugly …

      and as you said this whole family has done nothing but wrong to the nation.. right from the day of the independance …

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  31. Chakoli says:

    Ahhh… thought provoking post!

    but yes the debate wud continue…

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  32. Ria says:

    What happened on tht fateful day was painful…and what was even worse was that nothing was done abt it!

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  33. Deepa says:

    What happened was too bad … I was a small kid when all this happened … I was with a family friend .. a Hindu family from UP. They were so so so so upset. And the riots didnt hit down south, i think .. but i still remember the distress on my parents’ friends’ face. They prayed for all their Sikh friends back in their town. 😦 😦 😦

    What happened was totally wrong … Why punish innocents fro the crimes of a few ? Its similar to whats happening with Muslims now … due to the atrocities of some Muslims, the entire community is viewed with suspicion.

    You know, even now the Sikh-Hindu enmity is so strong, especially outside India. In Montreal, in the Gurudwaras, they have ‘Long live Khalistan’ boards, and they are hostile when Hindus go to the Gurudwaras 😦 😦 😦

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    • Bikram says:

      It was sad abd bad indeed .. YEah prayers were being made for all the victims but the hard thing was none of the prayers got listened too..

      and you are right the same things is happening to Muslims tooo ..
      and this Enemity is because of all that happens The feeling that Justice is not done inspite of the sikh community having done a lot for the whole country .. Punjab has highest number of people who died for the country and being a minority if we look sikhs were foremost in helping independance no one can deny that ..

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  34. Jabeen says:

    Sadly True.. All this happened and nothing is been done yet.. 😦

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  35. Tomz says:

    one of the black chapters in the history

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  36. sm says:

    its not a democracy
    its a mobocracy

    Yes i agree still no justice.
    or majority Indians do not know exactly what happened the truth

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  37. padmaja says:

    The 1984 atrocities will remain a blot on the Indian democracy. Unfortunate that the guilty have gone unpunished even after so many years, need a movement to stir up an action for the same. The post is thought provoking, thanks Bikram.

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    • Bikram says:

      YEah. Well unfortunate that the govt lacks the power to do anything , they jsut dont want ot do it .

      Yeah something needs to be done.. but people in india are busy in other things so dont know when or IF anything will be ever done ..

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  38. Onkar kedia says:

    I share your agony over the carnage. I was in Delhi at that time and joined a few of my Hindu friends to save our Sikh neighbours. As a citizen of this country, I am so ashamed of the senseless killings that took place at that time.

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    • Bikram says:

      well god bless people like you , who inspite of al going around them did all they could to help, my cousin spent 3 nights in a room under the stairs.. of a good family who saved him while the rest of the mambers were butchered ..

      it is a shameless act

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  39. dr.antony says:

    There is no justice in this world. Millions starve to death.Enough of black money stashed away in banks,that can feed the whole world and more.Innocents get killed.Prayers not answered.The corrupts grow.

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    • Bikram says:

      yepp so is the ways of our country.. the nations that are far behind us and lack a lot things are getting together to change there nation ..

      yet we as citizens did nothing ..

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  40. suruchi says:

    Hi Biky,
    i remember the horrors of that and the ayodhaya kaand!
    hopefully our children would not have to see such unreasonable madness ever.
    minds and thoughts are potent things…if wrongly diverted, they can cause irreversible sorrow!

    and politics and government doing something about such stuff is a waking dream wish fulfillment!

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    • Bikram says:

      Yes I hope the next generation dont see any of this .. but before that the onew who have suffered need to be given justice in say way or other ..

      yeah it will abd is a dream if they ever do anything … they only open eyes when they are hit or someone near to them is hit then they suddenly raise hue and cry …

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      • Bikram says:

        no wonder the politicians need all that security and all, if they are good people then why wud they need all that security .. they have done enough crime and bad things that now they are scared they are on target …

        Good people, Great people , Gurus sadhus dont need security

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  41. Sharmila says:

    it’s not only about the killing of so many sikhs but how mercilessly n ruthlessly they were killed …. i was too young at that time but still now at night if i hear shouting from far away i feel restless n difficulty in breathing – because those shouts remind me of that particular period where one would smell human meat burn … that was really a terrifing moment of my life …. and about the politicians it’s better not to talk about them n waste our time n energy – they are another face of terrorist ….. because everybody (normal human being to congress leaders to their supporters) knows what exactly had happened – my brother remember how some mob were holding a sikh – to “hawaldar” came of scotor – seeing them coming the mob was runninng away when the hawaldar told them to carry on with what they were doing !! sad really sad …

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    • Bikram says:

      Yep that is so true.. as i said they were murdered and targetted.. it was a slogan Kill the sikhs.. the killers forgot that these are the same people whom the mughals tried there best to finsi hand never could … So much so when in crowd of millions the ruler then announced that all sikhs are killed .. One person got up and knowing well he will be killed said that here is one more sikh…

      The congress and its friends would never have been able to kill them all.. never will

      Thank you so much for saying what you said.. It is the truth and it happened what you brother said for 3 full days …

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  42. rachit s. says:

    As an Indian you might be knowing the political fabric in our country, it’s the same case whenever any politician or a political party commits a crime. And, I can bet you for another hundred years none will be charged and put behind bars. Nice read 🙂
    Yet don’t try to dilute the goodwill which exists between different communities and religions in India by blaming the Hindu’s. Around 1000 Hindus were killed brutally by Khalistan terrorists. Its not the general public like you and me who to blame for such crimes. People with vested interests like terrorists and politicians succumbs to such malpractices.

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    • Bikram says:

      Hi Rachit I am not diluting any community or anyone.. and neither did i say I supported Terrorists or anything .. My question was Nothing is done for so many years where ONE community was singled out to be killed .. I blamed the congress Govt for that and I am sure you will say yes to this that this was indeed at the behest of the congress. Regarding killing of hindus by terrorists then Those terrorsits were shot dead some justice was done … and YES only the innocent died and no one gave a damn about that.

      The article was on the way the country works the same govt comes to power , the same leaders come to power WE know who they are then still we vote for them .. WHY

      How come not a single person has been hanged for the murders where for 3 days SIKHS were targetted , singled out and then killed …

      The question here is not about community or goodwill, how can one expect goodwill when no one bats a eyelid, all this is bringing the fissures the trust has gone thats what needs to be avoided and for that THe authorities need to do justice which is already very late …

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      • rachit s. says:

        Bikram, as I said justice won’t be procured in India. Also, its not only the congress but each and every political party uses such act of vandalism and communal politics. Look at the Orissa riots, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharasthra and even Punjab.

        As far as people are concerned, educated people don’t vote in India, the root cause of all problems pertaining in India.

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        • Bikram says:

          So are you saying that we should just ignore it and turn around .. and all the states you have mentioned they have one thing in common, I wont go on that though..

          The problem is justice not given and till that is not given there will always be a divide and it will never be filled. The demands of Punjabi’s was genuine one if you look at history you can see how much punjab was and what it is now , and still it is the largest harvester of wheat and cotton , its not me its history inspite of terrorism and all punjab was always ahead , Yet it is not the most advanced state. and it got divided into so many parts ..

          and i dont beleive this about educated people not voting THEY VOTE only when they are in the polling booth they behave Uneducated.

          My topic was basicly since 1984 to 2011 nothing has been done .. nothing against religion or community or anything .. and if you say justice wont be procured well then people will have to take it and that would be termed as terrorism to some.. its a big circle and that circle needs to be broken for making our country a GREAT country

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  43. eyesspeak says:

    I myself did not witness that heinous crime, but my family did, and listening their experiences I feel goosebumps. These riots had led us to shift to Chandigarh from Delhi leaving everything behind and starting afresh. My grandfather used to describe these riots as another partition where they again had to leave everything and run for lives.
    And its really disheartening that even after so many years, the justice has not been delivered. And about ‘haath nu vote pao’, all those who faced it are till date not in support of Congress and I guess will never be. Not until they get their due justice.,

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