ANTI SIKH RIOTS

  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs Yesterday

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday wrote to all the chief ministers asking them to immediately disburse compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. In a letter to the CMs, the Home Minister mentioned about the need for immediate release of...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj expresses regret thrice in Lok Sabha after uproar over his Godse remark December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Conceding to the demands of the unrelenting opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj was forced to express regret not once or twice but thrice for saying that "Nathuram Godse is as much a nationalist as Mahatma Gandhi". The BJP MP was also forced to withdraw...
  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • EC censures MHA over compensation to anti-Sikh riot victims November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday pulled up the Home Ministry over the reports that it had announced fresh compensation for 1984 riot victims. The Commission asked why a denial was not issued to the media in this case. In an order on the issue, the Commission said the absence...
  • Rahul Gandhi names 1984 riots accused in Delhi poll panel, red-faced Congress says there is no such list November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi heads for fresh Assembly elections, confusion seems to setting within the Congress ranks. After a leaked list of Congress committe for Delhi election came under criticism for having anti-Sikh riots tainted Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, the party claimed that there was no such list. Congress sources...
  • 1984 Riots accused in Rahul team: Is this a self-goal? November 5, 2014

    Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country. ...
  • Delhi poll panel: BJP lashes out at Congress November 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party lashed out at the Congress for reportedly constituting a poll panel which had 1984 anti-Sikh riots as its members. ...
  • Congress backtracks, denies forming Delhi election panel with 1984 riots accused as members November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. Sources in the party told CNN-IBN that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had formed an Election Command Committee...
  • Memorial for 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims to come up in Delhi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A memorial in remembrance of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots is being built at Gurdwara Rakhabganj Sahib in the heart of the national capital. The memorial, dubbed "Wall of Tears", is being constructed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK and its construction was...
  • Election Commission asks MHA to explain on compensation for 1984 riots October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday asked the Home Ministry to explain its decision to give a fresh compensation of Rs five lakh to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims considering that the Model Code of Conduct is in force in Delhi because of the upcoming by-polls. The EC has written...
  • Re-open 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases in Delhi, says BJP October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday demanded re-investigation in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases which were closed by Delhi Police, and sought distribution of pending compensations of Rs 182 crore among the victims. In a letter to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajender Nagar legislator...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India becomes an issue in USA's California election race October 18, 2014

    Sacramento: Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest congressional races in the country. Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of...
  • Delhi: Court to hear defamation complaint against Jagdish Tytler on October 15 September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday fixed October 15 for hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler by a senior lawyer representing the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The matter was put for the next date as Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Gaurav Rao...
  • Punjab government assures jobs to dependents of 1984 antiSikh riot victims September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Wednesday said that it will soon provide jobs to the dependents of victims of 1984 antiSikh riots and terrorism. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal assured the wards of 1984 riots and terrorism victims that the state will soon provide compassionate jobs to them and instructed...
  • US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia Gandhi in 1984 riots case June 11, 2014

    New York: A US court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Sikh group against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the antiSikh riots case, granting her motion that there is lack of subject matter jurisdiction but did not bar the group from bringing litigation against her in future. In a...
  • Time to punish those behind 1984 antiSikh riots: Punjab Deputy CM May 30, 2014

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said that the time has come to punish the perpetrators of the 1984 antiSikh riots. "The time has come to punish architects of Sikh genocide. The Akali Dal will soon discuss the ongoing legal proceedings with the union home minister...
  • 1984 riots: Never gave clean chit to Tytler, says Amarinder Singh April 30, 2014

    Captain Amarinder Singh also told CNNIBN that if he is voted to power, he will ensure that he is there for his people whenever they need him. ...
  • Delhi Police didn't act during 1984 riots, claims Cobrapost sting April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: News portal Cobrapost on Tuesday came out with yet another sting operation in the middle of the election campaign. The sting revealed that the Delhi Police did not act during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. In the latest sting, Cobrapost claimed that Delhi Police officials admitted to their role in...
  • There will be riots if Narendra Modi comes to power: Amarinder Singh April 22, 2014

    Amritsar: In the election season of increasing attacks and counter attacks, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh claimed that there will be riots within 6 months if Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi comes to power. He also dismissed speculations of any Modi wave in the country. "There is...
  • 1984 riots: Akali Dal workers protest outside Congress office in Delhi April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of Akali Dal workers on Monday held a massive protest outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The SAD workers were protesting against the clean chit given by Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh to one of the accused in the case, Jagdish Tytler. The...
  • Sonia Gandhi declines to show US court her passport April 8, 2014

    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 April 7, 2014

    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...
  • I share PM, Sonia's apology over 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Rahul March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to control damage resulting from his earlier comments on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he completely shared the sentiments of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had apologised and the party President Sonia Gandhi, who had expressed regrets. He...
  • Jagdish Tytler withdraws nomination from Northeast Delhi March 6, 2014

    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 "embarrassed"...
  • LS polls: Jagdish Tytler withdraws his nomination from Northeast Delhi March 6, 2014

    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 March 5, 2014

    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 two...
  • Kejriwal asks Lt Governor to start SIT probe on antiSikh riots February 19, 2014

    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 antiSikh riots by officially notifying it. "Some of the witnesses are already old and setting up...
  • Delhi court directs Tytler to appear on May 31 in defamation case February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was on Wednesday directed by a Delhi court to appear before it on May 31 in connection with a defamation case filed against him by a lawyer, who is appearing for victims in the 1984 antiSikh riot cases. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Gaurav...
  • AAP gives Lok Sabha ticket to man who hurled shoe at Chidambaram February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A man, who hurled a shoe at Finance Minister P Chidambaram in 2009, has been chosen by the Aam Aadmi Party to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Jarnail Singh is among the 20 candidates announced by AAP on Sunday. "I had applied for a ticket from West Delhi, and I...
  • A Billion Votes: PM calls Opposition to break Telangana deadlock February 10, 2014

    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...