1984 Anti Sikh Riots

  • Sonia Gandhi declines to show US court her passport 08-04-2014 10:18 AM

    New York: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court, saying that government of India had denied her permission to do so. However, in a letter filed by her lawyer in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Gandhi "voluntarily" relinquished...
  • Lucid writing makes Jaspreet Singh's 'Helium' a riveting read 07-04-2014 11:48 PM

    The year 1984 brings back a lot of memories to those who have survived through those tumultuous times. Pain, anguish, loss and many unfathomable instances that were the result of human behaviour at its extreme has been written in various forms. Jaspreet Singh's Helium is set up in 1984 and...
  • Spot the difference between media cover-up of the 1984 and 2002 riots

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Reverence in the media to those in authority and a tendency to fall in line, allows those indulging in political mass murders to escape justice...

  • Jagdish Tytler withdraws nomination from Northeast Delhi 06-03-2014 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: Former Congress MP Jagdish Tytler Thursday withdrew from the party's internal race for Lok Sabha candidature from the North East Delhi parliamentary constituency. "He has withdrawn from the primaries after the intervention of the party high command," a party source said. Sources also said Tytler's candidature could have...
  • LS polls: Jagdish Tytler withdraws his nomination from Northeast Delhi 06-03-2014 08:03 PM

    Former Congress MP Jagdish Tytler has withdrawn his nomination from the primary of North-East Delhi after Sonia Gandhi stepped in and asked him to back out. Tyler's nomination had also been withdrawn by the Congress in the 2009 Lok sabha polls after protests over his alleged role in the 1984...
  • Congress's primaries: Tytler files nomination from Northeast Delhi 05-03-2014 12:23 AM

    Former MP Jagdish Tytler, whose candidature was withdrawn by Congress in the last Lok Sabha polls due to protests over his alleged role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today filed his nomination for Northeast Lok Sabha seat under primaries project. The constituency, being represented by Jai Prakash Agarwal, on Tuesday witnessed...
  • Kejriwal asks Lt Governor to start SIT probe on anti-Sikh riots 19-02-2014 09:27 PM

    New Delhi: AAP's convener and former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday requested Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to set in motion the process of setting up the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots by officially notifying it. "Some of the witnesses are already old and setting...
  • A Billion Votes: PM calls Opposition to break Telangana deadlock 10-02-2014 07:39 PM

    As the government gets ready to table the Telangana Bill in Parliament, ugly scenes are playing out in the House. There was high drama over Telangana in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Papers were thrown at the Chair and an attempt was made to pull out his mike. The Congress...
  • L-G backs Kejriwal's demand to form a SIT on 1984 anti-Sikh riots 10-02-2014 04:37 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday backed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's demand to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Delhi Cabinet on February 6 had announced that a SIT will probe the riots. "The Delhi Cabinet has asked the Lieutenant...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi Cabinet asks L-G to form SIT 06-02-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday announced a Special Investigation Team will probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "The Delhi Cabinet has asked the Lieutenant Governor to form a SIT to look into the 1984 riots. Cases which were closed will be opened again and if required, will be filed...
  • 1984 riots: Sajjan Kumar opposes witness's plea not to show file 05-02-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and three others, facing trial in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, on Wednesday opposed in a court here the plea of a Delhi government official that he be exempted from producing the complete file relating to grant of sanction to prosecute the former MP....
  • US court rejects SJP's request in anti-sikh riots case 05-02-2014 05:31 PM

    New York: A US court here has rejected a request by a Sikh rights group seeking more time to respond to a motion filed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi to dismiss a human rights violation case against her in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots brought by the group. Judge Brian Cogan...
  • 1984 riots: SAD protests outside Parliament, demands fast track trial 05-02-2014 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: The Shiromani AkaiI Dal MPs on Wednesday held demonstrations outside Parliament in protest of the latest revelations in Operation Bluestar about Britan's advisory role in the massacre. Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal led the protests outside Parliament. She criticised the Congress saying,"It's treason on part of...
  • Operation Bluestar: Lieutenant General Brar denies UK claims 05-02-2014 08:01 AM

    New Delhi: In what could turn into a headache for the Congress party, Britain has officially admitted that they had an advisory role in Operation Bluestar. The revelation comes even as Sikh groups are demanding an SIT probe into the 1984 riots. However, Lieutenant General Brar who led Indian troops...
  • Delhi government to decide on SIT probe in 1984 anti-Sikh riots on Thursday 04-02-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi is likely to take a decision on forming a Special Investigation Team in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The Aam Aadmi Party is going all out to woo the Sikh voters keeping in mind that they could...
  • Sikhs continue to protest outside Rahul's residence over 1984 remarks 03-02-2014 12:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Sikh groups on Monday continued to protest outside Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's residence in New Delhi over his remarks on the 1984 riots. The Shiromani Akali Dal had also held protests outside the Congress head quarter and across Punjab last week. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 30-01-2014 11:02 PM

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  • News 360: Centre follows Rahul, hikes LPG quota to 12 30-01-2014 08:38 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had called for an increase in the number of subsidised LPG cylinders on January 17 and 13 days later the Union Cabinet has fulfilled his demand. The Cabinet on Thursday approved the raising of subsidised LPG cylinder cap from 9 to 12 per connection. ...
  • A Billion Votes: What happens to Andhra Pradesh bifurcation now? 30-01-2014 07:45 PM

    In a huge embarrassment for the Congress, the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Thursday rejected the Telangana Bill after Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy moved a resolution against the bifurcation of the state. The Bill was put for a voice vote after which Speaker N Manohar ruled that most of the...
  • Not afraid of eviction from Cong, says MLA who called a Kejriwal liar 30-01-2014 02:38 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's press conference ended in chaos after a Congress MLA Asif Mohamad disrupted the proceedings. The MLA raised his voice shouting slogans after Kejriwal's comments on the Batla encounter case. The MLA from Okhla accusing Kejriwal of going back on the AAP's promise to reopen the...
  • Congress MLA disrupts Kejriwal's press conference, calls him cheat, liar 30-01-2014 01:59 PM

    Delhi: There were scenes of uproar at the Aam Aadmi Party's press conference in Delhi when a Congress MLA from Okhla Asif Mohammad tried to disrupt it. The MLA from Okhla raised his voice shouting slogans after Kejriwal's comments on the Batla house encounter case. He accused Kejriwal of ignoring...
  • Sushil Modi questions Nitish on first slamming then supporting Congress 29-01-2014 07:54 PM

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has charged Bihar Chief Minister with "duplicity" for slamming Congress for being responsible for 1984 anti-Sikh riots and 1989 Bhagalpur riots and yet taking its support for the survival of his government. "It is ridiculous that the Chief Minister has gone hammers and tongs against...
  • AAP tries to woo Sikh voters ahead of Lok Sabha elections 29-01-2014 07:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party is going all out to woo the Sikh voters keeping in mind that they could be beneficial to the party's prospects in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday and discussed an SIT probe...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims compensated: Sheila Dikshit 29-01-2014 04:44 PM

    Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots were compensated. She said, "All the victims were compensated. What Arvind Kejriwal wants, its up to them. It is good if people get more money." ...
  • Congress behind 1984, 1989 riots, BJP behind 2002: Nitish Kumar 28-01-2014 10:40 PM

    The Congress was responsible for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and the 1989 riots in Bhagalpur, while the BJP is to be blamed for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Tuesday. "There is no dispute and it is a fact that the Congress was...
  • Rahul faces flak from BJP, NCP for 1984 riots remark, Cong's functioning 28-01-2014 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi gave his first television interview, opposition parties lashed out at him saying he had exposed himself by being evasive and not apologising for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Even some UPA partners raised concerns saying Rahul was not forthcoming on several key...
  • Wounds of 1984 riot victims reopen after Rahul's controversial remarks 28-01-2014 10:26 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Congress government at the Centre tried to control the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and refused to take the onus of the communal carnage, the victims living in a dilapidated colony in Delhi continue to struggle with their grief. The wounds of...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims hit out at Rahul for failing to apologise 28-01-2014 10:11 AM

    A day after Rahul Gandhi did not apologise for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, families of victims, who have been fighting for justice for 30 years now hit out and Congress Vice President saying that his party fueled the 84 riots. ...
  • Rahul slams Modi for Gujarat riots, refuses to apologise for 1984 27-01-2014 11:43 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in an interview to a private television channel Times Now hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 riots in Gujarat. "He was the Chief Minister when the Gujarat riots happened. The government in Gujarat was actually abetting and pushing...
  • 1984 riots: Congress to move US court to dismiss lawsuit by Sikh body 18-01-2014 07:37 AM

    New York: India's ruling Congress party will move a federal court seeking dismissal of a human rights violation lawsuit against it by a Sikh rights group in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Congress party, through its attorney in the US, Ravi Batra will seek an order in March...