Archive for the ‘Riots’ Category

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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(This is the original song… )

But if you have time Listen to this Young Boy Please

Ik baba nanak si bai jihne turke duniya gaah ti
Ik baba nanak si bai jihne turke duniya gaah ti
Ik ajj kal babey ne batti lal gaddi te la ti
Ik baba nanak si bai jihne turke duniya gaa ti

                       Guru Baba Nanak walked and went all over the world walking
                      But the modern Babas can’t go anywhere without their car,
                      Have a RED LIGHT atop their cars

Kaar seva de naate mangde rasad nota di thaili
Main sunia babey ne ajj kal Gadi Kimti lai li

                      In the name of KAR seva they want bundles of notes
                      Have heard that Modern baba has bought a Brand new Expensive car

Ihna unpad bibiyan ne
Bande gal rab di takhti paati

                     These uneducated Women have put, a slate of GOD around there neck

Ik ajj kal babey ne batti lal gaddi te la ti
Ik baba nanak si jeenay bai tur ke duniya gaa ti

Chothi ji gal utte ho jaande dangey lagdiyan aggan
Koi banda safe nahi –  hai raah-jandian lathan pagan

                      On a small little thing there are riots and fires are lit
                      No one is safe, Walking by people get there turbans taken off

eh EGO dharaman di
kise di baj ke tur je Gaati
                      This Ego of Religion doesn’t care whose Neck they chop off

Ik ajj kal babey ne batti lal gaddi te la ti
Ik baba nanak si bai Jihne jeenay tur ke duniya gaa ti

Kanu tappey stagean te rakh ke baja tu vi Gaa lai
Tere baag pal gaya hai ja center vich Kuli pa lai

                        Why are you jumping on stages, jsut keep a harmonium and start singing
                       Your lands will be taken care of go and make a house in Centre (Delhi)

Reelan hun vikan giyan nahin
Shuru kar Kheti gayak saathi

                       Your cassettes and Cds no one is going to buy Start mowing the land my singer friends

(This Last pragraph is there in some videos)

Lai lai do char dholkiyan panj satt chimte rakh naale
Bibian te VIP ghumange chito peher duale
                       Get 2 -3 drummers , or one’s who know how to play a instrument
                       Women and Ministers and VIPs will roam around on all hours of the day

Asin bade Mahan haan
Kise ne Jhoothi phook chukaati

                       I am very Big and Renowned, important someone has given them a False impression

Ik baba nanak si bai jihne turke duniya gaa ti
Ik ajj kal babey ne batti lal gaddi te la ti
Ik baba nanak si bai jihne turke duniya gaa ti

This was the expression made by Mr Rajiv Gandhi who later became the prime minister of india, His qualification he was the Son of Assassinated Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi.

Its been 25 years since 1984 Riots on Sikhs, Yet Justice is no where to be found. I live in UK, I was a couple of years back called for Jury service for a murder case 6 days it lasted and the Result was announced. 6 DAYS… But in india when the MIGHTY TREE FELL, Innocents were killed But Justice is still not done.

The Congress was in power then, it is in Power Now.

Why is that ZEAL…

THAT Emotion of doing something for the country that IT and ITS followers had in 1984to take revenge for the FALLEN MIGHTY TREE, Not shown now to at least get the victims justice.

The Two Sikh’s who shot the MIGHTY TREE, they were soon found guilty and hanged.. NOW THAT WAS FAST…

How is it possible that a nation like india, a NUCLEAR POWER, so called growing country, We can Find water on moon, BUT WE CANT GIVE JUSTICE TO OUR OWN CITIZENS. Every year or so ministers come asking us to and move on from what happened in ’84. Well give justice hopefully people will move on.

It took more than 20 years for a Prime minister of India to apologise for the riots, this was a SIKH prime minister, I feel that it was all done to get some mileage of him being a sikh. We are so shameless us INDIANS we are.. No wonder the rest of the world thinks so lowly of us. I can now fully understand why we have to face racist remarks abroad.

We don’t give a damn about our own IN our own country .. how can we expect to be regarded or respected in a Foreign country that’s the Hypocrisy we have US INDIANS.

How many people are there who think what happened in 1984 was wrong, thousands if you beleive google search, out of those thousands how many have actually voted for the so called tainted ministers or leaders or officers, My guess would be MAJORITY of them, is that not hypocracy. On one side we say what happened was wrong, YET we get the same leaders voted to power, so they can do the same again and AGAIN and AGAIN.

I am a indian, a sikh I am sure when I write here that i am in UK a lot of the readers are going to have a smirk saying I am someone to talk, living abroad not doing anything about the country, Well I dont want to tell here what i have done or not, But I know this much that I am still more faithful to India then a vast number of people living in India.

Anyway all said and done.. I wish the indian government would do something for its citizens , by citizens i mean ALL HUMAN BEINGS .. not a select few.