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.
Punjab is roaring high in amidst of upcoming Assembly Elections due early next year. The ruling and the opposition parties are all geared up to grab the power in the state. Everyday rallies, events, meetings, new promises, commitments, growth prospects, development programs, plans are echoed through the loudspeakers by the political bigwigs.
Also, how could we forget the allegation part!! Oppositions leaving no stone unturned in blaming the ruling party. Despite quoting their own progressive agendas for Punjab, they find it easy to pin-point others.
Recently, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal while addressing an event on Thursday quoted, “The Congress will meet the same fate in Punjab as in Delhi. ”
He simply kicked out Congress from the race but he forgot the level of uncertainty hovering over these elections. He even added that the Congress will meet the same destiny in Punjab as in Delhi.
Kejriwal’s speech is focused on the success of the AAP govt. in Delhi. He said, “If elections are held again in Delhi now, we will even win the three remaining seats too (AAP had won 67 seats in Delhi assembly out of total 70).”
Arvind Kejriwal always sounds over confident but his accusation against Congress was certainly not the wrong. Punjab Congress head by Captain Amarinder Singh has brought nothing to Punjab’s fortune. They bought only scams, frauds, money embezzlements and manipulations.
His leader Captain Amarinder always hit the headlines with his strange politicking strategies. Even his own party people don’t support him and his tactics. He created a rift in the party with his dictatorship attitude. Currently, he is on his political tour to USA and Canada. Though Canada govt. bars him to conduct any kind of rally in the nation!
The Punjab has turned into an electoral battle ground. So many happenings in the state pull everyone’s attention. This is going to be really interesting to know who is going to rule next in Punjab. Three strong parties viz. Congress, AAP and SAD-BJP alliance are there to play the perfect oppositions. The people of Punjab are perplexed to choose the best for the state because at the end its growth, development and prosperity that matters!
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.
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.