Anti Sikh Riots

  • Punjab government assures jobs to dependents of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Wednesday said that it will soon provide jobs to the dependents of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh 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 anti-Sikh 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 anti-Sikh 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 anti-Sikh 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 CNN-IBN 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 8, 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 anti-Sikh 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 anti-Sikh 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 anti-Sikh 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...
  • L-G backs Kejriwal's demand to form a SIT on 1984 anti-Sikh riots February 10, 2014

    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 Governor...
  • Is Kejriwal daring Congress to topple his government? February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress's worries are mounting in Delhi. It is a double whammy for the party. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered a probe into the alleged role of former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the Common Wealth Games (CWG) scam...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi Cabinet asks L-G to form SIT February 6, 2014

    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 afresh,"...
  • 1984 riots: Sajjan Kumar opposes witness's plea not to show file February 5, 2014

    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 February 5, 2014

    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 of...
  • US court rejects Sikh group's request in anti-Sikh riots case February 5, 2014

    New York: A US court 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 of Manhattan...
  • SGPC condemns Britain's role in Operation Bluestar February 5, 2014

    Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Wednesday condemned the recent revelations about Britain's advisory role in Operation Bluestar. "The Sikh community never expected this from a country that is popular for human rights," he said. ...
  • 1984 riots: SAD protests outside Parliament, demands fast track trial February 5, 2014

    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 Congress...
  • Operation Bluestar: Lieutenant General Brar denies UK claims February 5, 2014

    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 February 4, 2014

    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 February 3, 2014

    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 on...
  • Jammu: Sikhs hold protest against Rahul's remarks on 1984 riots February 3, 2014

    Jammu: Over hundreds of Sikhs staged a protest against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh started his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Demanding a reinvestigation into the riots cases, the protesters blocked the Jammu-Pathankot highway in...
  • 1984 riots: Court queries police on destruction of records February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior officers of Delhi Police were on Saturday directed by a city court, hearing a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, to place before it the statutory rules governing destruction of official records of the investigating agency. The court's directions came while hearing an application seeking prosecution of four Delhi Police...