Did you know? Congress Govt filed the appeal which lead to conviction of Sajjan Kumar

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1984 Anti Sikh Riots

On Monday, the Delhi High Court convicted politician Sajjan Kumar and sentenced him to life for “remainder of his natural life”.

While the BJP, Akali Dal & AAP were prompt to claim credit for the conviction and accused the Congress for allegedly protecting Sajjan, a lesser known fact which the media too did not conveniently report is, that it was in fact the Congress Govt in 2013, under Dr. Manmohan Singh & UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, which filed an appeal in the Delhi HC challenging the Trial Court’s acquittal of Sajjan Kumar.

 

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The Congress Govt filed the “Criminal Appeal (No. 1099/2013)” in the High Court on 30th April, 2013 and it is in response to this appeal that the Delhi High Court reversed the order of the Trial Court and sentenced Sajjan Kumar for life.

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal too stressed that neither Sajjan Kumar was given a ticket by the party unlike those in the BJP who have grabbed the high positions in the party and the Govt despite serious charges against them.

The visuals of PM Modi honouring the Muzaffarnagar riot accused and Amit Shahwas, a murder accused, can never be forgotten when he became the BJP President. In comparison, Sajjan Kumar’s political career was effectively ended by the Congress while law took its own course.

 

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Sunil Kumar Jakhar, president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, said the party has been clear that whoever was involved in the riots should be brought to justice. He said:

“Yes, justice has been delayed but delivered finally. Nobody is above law and anyone who is involved in such a heinous crime should be brought to justice.”

 

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In its 207-page judgment., the court said the November 1984 riots was neither the first instance of a mass crime nor tragically the last. There had been a familiar pattern of mass killings in Mumbai in 1993, in Gujarat in 2002, in Kandhamal, Odisha in 2008, in Muzaffarnagar in UP in 2013 as well.

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  1. The court said the November 1984 riots, in which 2,733 Sikhs were murdered in Delhi alone and nearly 3,350 all over the country, was neither the first instance of a mass crime nor tragically the last. “There has been a familiar pattern of mass killings in Mumbai in 1993, in Gujarat in 2002, in Kandhamal, Odisha in 2008, in Muzaffarnagar in UP in 2013,” the court said in its 207-page judgment.
    The criminals responsible for the mass crimes have enjoyed political patronage and managed to evade prosecution and punishment
    Delhi High Court
    Stressing that the common link in all the above mass crimes was the targeting of minorities spearheaded by dominant political actors in connivance with law enforcement agencies, the High Court observed that bringing such criminals to justice was a serious challenge to the legal system.
    “The criminals responsible for the mass crimes have enjoyed political patronage and managed to evade prosecution and punishment. As these appeals themselves demonstrate, decades pass by before they can be made answerable. This calls for strengthening the legal system,” the court said.

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