Date: 8/10/2005


We may cry and shout, Congress will not sack or prosecute either of the named culprits. It will only sully its holy image by doing so. What about the trial of Nehru himself for unconditional surrender of Karachi, Quetta, Lahore, Peshawar and Dhaka? What about the trial of Indira for High Treason in suppressing EAST Punjab but returning EAST Bengal to Islam (to the home grown terrorists who occupied even the holy city of Sri Nankana Sahib) in 1947? What about the trial of BOFORS CHOR? and so on. What about a Memorial to the TWO MILLION dead of 1947? Killing the innocent Sikhs was just "part of the overall strategy" that only a sovereign "THINK TANK" could grasp. At this time such a THINK TANK is "Abdul Kalam and Sonia Khan", to our collective shame. "Cry my Sikh child," says Mutilated Mother India. "You are wounded while your parents (the Hindu nation) are enslaved, brainwashed and manipulated." amarinder ==================== In a message dated 10/08/2005 06:10:54 GMT Daylight Time, writes: Dear all, Following is the editoral in Hindu about the Nanavati report. Allsmile California, USA ************************** Opinion - Editorials The stain that will not go away Try as it might, the Congress party cannot erase from public memory the terrible crimes that were committed on its watch against Indians of the Sikh faith in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination 21 years ago. Over four fateful days, more than 3,000 Sikhs were hunted, humiliated, and massacred in an organised killing spree carried out with the active involvement of the police and Congress leaders and with the tacit approval, if not worse, of those in charge of the country at the highest level. After all, the massacres took place not in some dark and distant corner of the country but in Delhi, the very seat of political power and a place where the reins of national security and law enforcement have always been tightly held. Rajiv Gandhi, who had just taken charge as Prime Minister following his mother's death, might not have authorised the `retaliatory' carnage but his moral equivocation and questionable pronouncements do not allow charitable inferences to be made. Long before Narendra Modi invoked a version of Newton's Third Law to justify the `retaliatory' killing of Muslims in Gujarat by Sangh Parivar-led mobs in 2002, Rajiv Gandhi had declared that the earth is "bound to shake" when a big tree falls. Even if party apologists explain that statement away, there remains one clear sign of a guilty conscience: the refusal of the Congress government to appoint a judicial commission until public pressure forced it to do so six months later, in April 1985. In many ways, the official apathy and inaction that followed the 1984 carnage has been as much a blot on India as the original killings. After initially refusing to file charges, the police sabotaged the investigation and prosecution of the cases that made it to trial. The Nanavati Commission report documents this sad story but is incomplete and imprecise in crucial respects. Nevertheless, Congressmen who are inclined to ignore its findings on the role of Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar should ask themselves whether they would look the other way if the Nanavati-Shah commission in Gujarat were to come up with a similarly caveated indictment against Mr Modi. If the party is sincere about coming to terms with its past, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi must respect public sentiment. After 21 years, pressing criminal charges against Messrs. Tytler and Kumar might pose quite a legal challenge but there is no reason why their presence should be tolerated in the party, much less the government. Ms. Gandhi has already issued a public apology for the 1984 massacre but now the time has come to turn those words into action: Mr. Tytler should be sacked as Minister and both he and Mr. Kumar should be expelled from the party. A sincere effort must also be made to re- examine all the 1984 massacre cases that ended in acquittals so that proper prosecutions are launched and the guilty punished. Copyright: 1995 - 2005 The Hindu