It’s November, the month of the largest massacre that happened in Punjab, i.e. Sikh Genocide 1984. During this month in the year 1984, a mass killing of Sikhs was planned and executed by the grand old party Congress as a revenge of assassination of Indira Gandhi.
What exactly happened?
In the year 1984, Indira Gandhi planned an attack on the holy shrine of Sikhs, Golden Temple Amritsar, which was unacceptable by the Sikhs at any cost. Many Sikhs were killed during the attack and religious sentiments of Sikhs were badly hurt. So, two Sikh bodyguards of then prime minister, Indira Gandhi killed her as they were fed up of her dictatorship rule and her discrimination towards Sikh community.
After her murder, Rajiv Gandhi, Jagdish Tytler & Sajjan Kumar of Congress party planned a revenge which involved mass killing of Sikhs in the National Capital, Delhi. Over the next few days, thousand of Sikhs were killed in fully systematic planned riots, which were led by Congress activists & leaders. The killings were so brutal that burning tires were used to kill the Sikh men in the broader daylight and Congress leaders provided the voting lists to the mobs to identify Sikh families.
The then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, allegedly made a statement justifying the killings, “When a big tree falls, the earth is bound to shake” and there was no apology from the Congress party.
Till now no culprits have been punished and Congress is trying to save them using the “political power”.
Punjab Congress rubs the salt on the wounds of Sikhs
Declaring Indira Gandhi martyrdom has already initiated the hate war for Congress party in the Punjab. Congress leader Raja Warring’s image wearing a t-shirt with a message “Maa Tujhe Salaam” to pay the homage to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her martyrdom day is doing the rounds on social media is more than enough to add fuel to the fire.
All we want to say to Captain and Congress party is that don’t forget the humanity for the sake of getting political power & position.
The legislator from Gidderbaha constituency Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has proved his anti-Sikh mentality as he was wearing a tea shirt having the picture of Indira Gandhi.
Warring was in Delhi to observe the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi and he was showing his sympathy for the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The anti-Sikh riots started after the death of Indira in which thousands of innocent Sikhs were burnt alive by the Congress leaders.
Indira Gandhi had given the green signal for the operation Blue Star. And the anti-Sikh riots were already planned by the Congress before the death of Indira Gandhi. An article in the Caravan magazine had unearthed the fact that the riots were already planned.
A former official in Delhi had given his interview to the magazine in which he revealed that Congress had already prepared the voter lists of the Sikhs and everything was pre planned.
The Congress party has anti-Sikh ideology and Amarinder Singh Raja Warring who claims himself the well-wisher of the Sikhs was pleasing the Gandhi family in Delhi on the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi.
Warring’s entry in the Congress party was not so easy but with the flattering skills he managed to make entry in politics. The clever young Congress leader had driven the car of senior Congress leader and former MP Jagmeet Brar as he did not miss the chance to enter in the politics.
The over ambitious Warring had used Brar as his political mentor and even polished his shoes also. So, whenever he finds any opportunity he grabs it. He is close to Rahul Gandhi and that’s why playing all tricks to woo his bosses.
It is proved that Warring has anti-Sikh mentality and he should be ashamed himself for performing such cheap stunts to woo the Gandhi’s. He is the biggest enemy of the Sikhs.
Trying every possible course of action to mark a victory in the upcoming Punjab polls; Congress has planned to make Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the star campaigner of the party. Highly respected for his down to earth personality, Dr. Singh can give a push to the party’s campaigning being a Sikh face.
Prashant Kishore, the strategist of Congress Punjab and the team is working tirelessly to prevent the defeat for the third time.
If we talk about this strategy of Punjab Congress, it seems as if this party is trying to hide its anti-Sikh face by taking help of Sardar Manmohan Singh. But Mr. Kishore should keep in mind that appointment of Manmohan Singh in Punjab as star campaigner will not be helpful as Punjabis can never forget the cruel face of this party.
From 1955 to 1984, Congress committed many atrocities on Sikh community. The injustice that has done to the Sikhs is not an incident to be forgotten so easily, it reminds of the times when Congress showed no mercy towards the innocent souls of Punjab. Attacks, violence, killings, religious sacrilege, what’s that Congress has not done to destroy Punjab and its people.
One fair advice to Mr. Kishore, learn about the history before you think such plans would work in favor of Congress party.
There is no stop to Congress troubles in Punjab. Every day new stories appear against the party and Congress men.The Congress MLA from Chamkaur Sahib Constituency, Charanjit Singh Channi gets accused of doing nothing for his constituency’s improvement after winning the elections. His promises fall flat and fake which he made during his election campaigns.
He had distributed sewing machines to the women of the town stating that women empowerment must be encouraged, every lady should be made self-independent and have the ability to raise their children. But in actual nothing comes in practical and not a single women employment scheme been introduced in his jurisdiction that irked the people who voted for him. It’s been more than nine years, he is serving as the MLA of Shri Chamkaur Sahib and nothing achieved by him yet for the turf. Public wants to know what he has done to facelift the standards of the area.
Several persons from his constituency namely Rupinder Singh Roopa, Gurmail Singh Bara, Sukhjit Singh, SudipVij, Manjeet Singh came forward and asked Charanjit Singh Channi through media that what he has done to eradicate spreading drug addiction among the youth of the area. They even accused Charanjit of distributing alcohol during his election campaigns.Charanjit is blamed to step up his area before six months of the elections and once he wins, he doesn’t show his face for next four years. He uses fraudulent practices to entice the vote bank. The public in the area is furious about his performance and needs his speedy response on their queries.No statement has been made by Charanjit Singh Channi addressing the issue yet. Punjab Congress is already facing tough times and this recent issue adds to their woes.
Punjab Congress Committee never misses a chance to make a headline. This is all revealed that nothing is going smooth in the Captain’s team. And it is once again witnessed at a recently held meeting at Chandigarh where all the top slot players of the Punjab Congress committee decide to give it a miss.
The first-ever meeting of the newly constituted PPCC meant for interaction between the top leadership and members of the apex body saw various big wigs of the team giving it a miss.
Those who doesn’t made it to the meeting were Pratap Bajwa, Shamsher Singh Dullo, Mohinder Kaypee, Sunil Jakhar, Sukhjinder Randhawa, Parminder Singh Pinki, Charanjit Singh Channi, Sukhjinder Raj Lali Majithia, Navtej Cheema and many more. The reason for absentees was cited personal issues or commitments. But sources told a different tale that they preferred to stay away as they were peeved off at the way they had been placed in the new set up.
Turning down the issue, the Chief of PPCC Captain Amarinder Singh opted to choose the occasion to uplift the morale of those present. He talked about the recent and poor performance of Aam Aadmi party at Delhi municipal by-elections. He quoted, “Now the army of Congress is in place and our victory is sure.” The AAP has already lost in Punjab with a vertical division between the four MPs.
Meanwhile, Ambika Soni, Chairperson of the PPCC and State In-Charge Shakeel Ahmad asked the newly appointed office bearers to take up the charge and get along everyone to mark a victory in Punjab.
Also, putting all speculations to rest, Captain Amarinder Singh and party strategist Prashant Kishore found sharing camaraderie. Though Prashant was seated behind Captain, indicating the role being defined by the top panel only!
Alleged as the main challenger in the forthcoming Assembly Elections 2017 in Punjab, the Congress party is gearing hard to develop a constructive vote bank. The poll elections are less than a year away now, the unit of Punjab Congress party has been striving to turn the tide in its favor. But rather to moving towards progress, it seems to head on a self-destruction way.
The Congress’ chances turn out to be fading in the assembly elections due to the increasing in-fighting in the party. The ministers and members of the unit failed to share a cordial relationship. It has been discovered in the recent rallies and meetings held by Punjab congress in different parts of the state in view to share the party plans with its members or supporters.
The Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh himself was ashamed on finding such nuisance and lack of trust among the party members itself. He tried to pacify the environment but no one bothered to pay any heed to him. Such incidents would definitely bring them no win. The tension grips the Congress people.
While the opposition parties take full advantage of the situation and leaving no chance to deface the congress party. Even the appointment of Prashant Kishore, a famous poll election strategist, is not able to unite the team as whole. While trying to give a political makeover to Punjab Congress chief, his own reputation is at stake in the state.
The appointment of Amarinder Singh as state chief by Rahul Gandhi (Vice President, Congress) is not welcomed by every member of the party. Rahul failed to please the disgruntled sections of the party. Next, in an effort to bring balance in PPCC (Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee), Rahul Gandhi put Ambika Soni (former Union Minister) as in charge of Election Campaign Committee. Again this move did not go well with Amarinder Singh.
The situation goes haywire when party leaders started raising petty issues relating to own constituency. The lack of trust and unity ensue the congress unit. A team which is not able to ally its own people than how could it be able to bind the entire Punjab?is a question to ponder upon.
In short, the Punjab Congress has been hurtling from one crisis to another and its leaders are voicing our differently.
“After Bir Devinder, it’s time for the former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Partap Singh Bajwa to target Captain Amarinder Singh and his “autocratic” behavior”
Earlier, former Deputy Speaker, Bir Devinder Singh got suspendedby PPCC President Captain Amarinder Singh because of a write up spat between the duos. On his suspension, Bir said, “I do not know I have been suspended. If I have been suspended then I can say that Amarinder would have put his sagacity and wisdom at stake while deciding action against me. As my vocal chords had dried up when I canvassed for him in Amritsar, I am sure he would have been pained by this decision. Captain has taken a destructive path and has been destroying himself as well as the party in Punjab.”
Bajwa accused Captain
In a row, after Bir Devinder, now Bajwa is accusing Captain for his oppressivebehavior, while he visited Jallandhar with his group leaders and workers for the rally which was being organized by Captain. They were simply ignored by Captain and his team and were not allowed to speak in the rally. Not even a single microphone was given to Bajwa group of leaders in such huge rally.
Not only this, but Captain made fun of Bajwa, saying, “Bajwa is now out of Punjab politicsand I am the wholly solely Incharge in Punjab.”
This arrogant attitude of Captain had showed publicly that there is lack of respect and unitybetween Congress leaders. It would not be wrong to say that the party is divided in the state.
Agitated Bajwa and his group of leaders have decided to brainstormagainstCaptainfor his egoisticand high headedattitude. On the 24th of April, there would be a function by Bajwa group to celebrate the Bajwa’s entry in Rajya Sabha, where they would teach Captain a lesson on clean Politics.
Noticeably, Bajwa group did not welcome Captain’s decision of nominating a new comer Hans Raj Hans for Rajya Sabha seat.
With this kind of leadership, the day is not far when Congress would lose its existence in Punjab.
Took u turn on operation Bluestar and 1984 anti-Sikh riots
The incumbent Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Capt Amarinder Singh has changed his colour like a chameleon and now he has come up with the new statement to save the image of his party on Operation Bluestar.
As per the information, the Congress state head changed his political stance for the Operation Bluestar. Moreover, he openly tried to save the Congress party on 1984 anti Sikh riots issue.
In 1984, Amarinder resigned from parliament as well as from Congress
When the Operation Bluestar carried out in Punjab during the Congress regime in state as well as in centre, Amarinder had resigned from the parliament and he even said good bye to Congress. He had quit from the party as a protest against the operation. At that time he had said that he could not spend even a single moment in a party which carried out such unfortunate task in a religious place. He had even told that as a loyal Sikh, he left such a party which killed the innocent Sikhs. He had also condemned the Congress party for hatching the conspiracy of anti-Sikh riots in Delhi.
Capt Amarinder is the biggest enemy of Sikh community
In Amritsar, the Congress state unit president urged the Sikhs’ to forget about the Operation Bluestar and even he tried to save the image of the party as he said that no party could be blamed for the 1984-anti Sikh riots.
He said: “The Operation Bluestar was an unfortunate development, but Punjab needs to move on. A probe into the riots is still on and it is wrong to blame any party for it”. How can he make such remarks for the Sikh genocide of 1984? Being a Sikh, he betrayed his own community and just for votes he has come up with a new statement. It is now proved that the Congress leaders, Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar and Arun Nehru were involved in instigating the mob to kill the innocent Sikhs in Delhi. They supplied the kerosene and the addresses of the Sikhs to the mob. Liquor and money was distributed by Congress leaders to the mob. Despite knowing the fact, Amarinder made such a stupid statement.
“Congress had raked up the contentious and emotive issue of river waters sharing between neighbouring states of Punjab & Haryana. Congress has always tried to score political points on the viscous issue and now after three decades of the germination of the problems, they are playing politics on the issue.”
Congress never lets the contentious issue of sharing of river waters to die down ad that would place them political back foot. Historically Congress always tried to gain political mileage on the issue in the larger context, as they were the ruling party in neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajastahn as well as centre.
Demand of President rule in state
It must be noted here that Congress had created the contentious issue for their own political gains. In March 1976, a decade after the Punjab Reorganisation Act was implemented; issue of water sharing between Punjab & Haryana arose. It was then that Giani Jail Singh initiated a move to construct the SYL link canal.
Work on which formally begun on April 8, 1982, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ceremonially dug the ground at Kapoori village in Patiala district for the construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (or SYL) canal.
Now, when Punjab government had de-notified the act and decided to return the land acquired to original landowners. A revolutionary move, which will benefit the farmer tremendously and farmers have already started taking ownership of their land and Congress has raked up yet another controversy and are demanding imposition of president’s rule in state.
Congress has always double spoken on the issue and now, when Punjab government has decided to de-notify the act and handover the land acquired to original land owners, Congress is opposing tooth & nail for their own personal gains.
It is quite necessary to remove JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar misconceptions. It is a well known fact that if riots of 1984 were carnage, then those of 2002 were again carnage.
In 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by 2 persons, both terrorists, with bullets, which was nothing exceptionally brutal, cruel, inhuman and barbaric to it. The entire Sikh community could not, in any way, be blamed for that murder. It was not an attack on a community, a political party i.e. the Indian National Congress, nor was it an attack on a government. The attackers just wanted to kill an individual.
On the contrary, Godhra was unparalleled in the history of independent India. In Godhra, the train was set on fire and not a single passenger was allowed to escape out, the train being surrounded by Muslims from both sides, armed with petrol bombs, acid bombs and swords. The passengers were burnt to death by the mob in a ghastly manner including children. The attackers in Godhra were not terrorists who had AK 47 rifles, guns, and grenades. They were ordinary local Muslims.
Media and opposition parties have always tried to equate the Gujarat riots of 2002 and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination, and many people have fallen prey to the media myths.
Kanhaiya Kumar had alleged that both of them were carried out “with support” from state machinery even as he stressed that there is a fundamental difference between “emergency” and “fascism” as Gujarat violence was carried out through state machinery’s support while the other was caused due to mob frenzy.
“During emergency, goons of only one party were engaged into goondaism, in this (fascism) entire state machinery is resorting to goondaism. There is difference between riots of 2002 and 1984 Sikh riots,” said Kanhaiya Kumar. “There is a fundamental difference between a mob killing a common man and massacring people through state machinery,” he further added.
Kanhaiya had displayed an ignorance of the relationship between state and violence by comparing 1984 with 2002, and calling the massacre of nearly 3,000 Sikhs the handiwork of a crazed mob as opposed to the state-managed Gujarat carnage.
It is no more a hidden secret that Kanhaiya Kumar was addressing the gathering during a panel discussion on “Voices of Azaadi” during the “Jashne-e-azaadi” festival which was organised to celebrate the birth anniversary of the late historian Professor Bipan Chandra.
The celebration comes at a time when JNU students have kick started a “nationalism and azaadi debate” across the country after it came under attack for an event on campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
Kanhaiya, who is an anti-Modi government activist, should not forget that if there is heavy censuring of Modi and his party after 2002, there cannot be given any kind of relief to the Congress for 1984. No justice for 2002 is complete without the same justice to 1984.
The day is not so far when Kanhaiya would be a part of Congress party as its MP or Minister.