In an exclusive interview to Gulf News, ahead of his maiden visit to UAE, Congress President Rahul Gandhi spoke about the alleged insecurities among minorities in the country. Asserting his stance on the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots, Gandhi said:
“I am very clear on 1984 that anybody, regardless of where he comes from, if he has harmed members of the minority community, he should be punished.”
“We will punish those who think that they can get away by crushing India. They should not be under the impression that they can crush the weak people. The legal system will make sure that the justice is done [in 1984 cases] and we will allow the justice system to work. The legal structure that we have, the laws that we have, are good enough to deal with the problems as long as institutions like the Supreme Court are free to do their work.”
Last month, Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was convicted and sentenced by Delhi High Court to life imprisonment in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, had resigned from primary membership with immediate effect upon his conviction.
“I tender my resignation with immediate effect from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress in the wake of the judgement of the hon’ble high court of Delhi against me.”
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While former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had apologised for 1984, Rahul Gandhi who has constantly advocated strictest punishment for the guilty, we never hear the BJP and present Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise or even acknowledge the ghastly 2002 riots of Godhra.
In fact last month, Maya Kodnani, addressed as the kingpin of Gujarat riots, attended a BJP event in the capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar where she shared the dais with Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and other women leaders of the ruling party.
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Congress President Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day tour of UAE on 11th January in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on 12th January.
On Friday, thousands of Indians flocked to Dubai International Cricket Stadium for the historic event where Rahul Gandhi visited the workers’ accommodation at Jebel Ali industrial area. He made his first speech and had conversations with the blue-coloured workers.
I want to thank all those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make all the programs in Dubai yesterday a huge success, particularly the spectacular rally at the sports stadium last night! A special call out to the Kerala Unit of the Congress party & all the volunteers 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uXSzVRJnML
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 12, 2019
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