ANTI SIKH RIOTS

  • US federal court summons Amitabh Bachchan in an alleged human rights violation; connects it to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots 5 days ago

    Washington: The summons issued to Amitabh Bachchan by a federal court in Los Angeles in an alleged human rights violations case has been served on the superstar's Hollywood manager on Monday, according to a Sikh rights body. New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) had filed a lawsuit against Bachchan claiming that...
  • Anti-Sikh riots: Delhi Court dismisses pleas for case transfer February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday dismissed pleas of three accused, who along with Congress leader Sajjan Kumar are facing trial in a 1984-anti-Sikh riots case, seeking transfer of the case on the ground of jurisdiction. District Judge Rakesh Siddhartha, who recently took charge of the court, rejected the applications....
  • 3-member SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riots formed, likely to be announced today February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A three-membered Special Investigation Team to probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has been formed and is likely to be announced on Thursday evening. The move comes a week after a Home Ministry-appointed a committee, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retired) GP Mathur, submitted its report...
  • Centre to order SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, SAD welcomes decision February 1, 2015

    The Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. While the move has been welcomed by BJP ally the Shiromani Akali Dal - others have questioned why this...
  • Thank the PM for constituting the SIT to probe 1984 riot cases: Shiromani Akali Dal February 1, 2015

    "I thank PM Modi for appointing the committee which has recommended constituting the SIT. We demand that an SIT must be constituted soon and justice must be delivered," said Manjit Singh of Shiromani Akali Dal. ...
  • Centre to set up SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases closed by the police February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: According to sources, the Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. The decision to set up the SIT will be announced after the upcoming Delhi polls. Reportedly,...
  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs December 26, 2014

    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"...