Date: 8/11/2005


After Tytler, it's MP Sajjan Kumar/// PTI[ THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2005 11:53:34 AM ] /// NEW DELHI: Senior Congress MP Sajjan Kumar, who was indicted by the Nanavati Commission report on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, on Thursday decided to resign as Chairman of Delhi Rural Development Board. Kumar, who represents the Outer Delhi Lok Sabha constituency is going to meet Chief Minsiter Sheila Dixit to hand over the resignation at around noon, sources said. /// His resignation comes a day after another Congress leader Jagdish Tytler stepped down as Union Minister for NRI Affairs following his indictment by the Nanavati Commission. /// The Board, which has a corpus fund of Rs 100 crore, was set up last year with Kumar at the helm. /// The Nanavati Commission that probed the Delhi carnage had recommended examination of six cases against Kumar which were closed as untraced. /// Noting that there is "credible material" against Kumar for "recording a finding" that he and another Congress leader Balwan Khokhar were "probably involved as alleged by witnesses," it said in these particular cases no chargesheets were filed. /// Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had yesterday promised in the Lok Sabha that government would take steps for "reopening and re-examining" specific cases referred in the probe report. /// --------------------------------- Manmohan apologises to Sikhs, India for 1984 /// IANS[ THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2005 03:46:01 PM ] /// NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday apologised to his Sikh community and the nation for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that some leaders of his Congress were accused of instigating after Indira Gandhi's killing. /// "I have no hesitation in apologising not only to the Sikh community but to the nation because (the riots) negated the concept of nationhood," Manmohan Singh said in the Rajya Sabha, to loud desk thumping from the treasury benches. /// "I bow my head in shame for what happened... but there are ebbs and tides in a nation's history." /// He was intervening in a discussion on the Nanavati Commission report on the riots and the government's action taken report (ATR) that had evoked widespread criticism for virtually letting Congress leaders off the hook. /// Admitting that the past cannot be undone, he urged: "But we have the willpower to write a better future and ensure such incidents are not repeated." /// In a statement similar to his remarks made in the Lok Sabha a day ago, Manmohan Singh reached out to wounded members of his community not only by assuring justice but stating that the probe could not end here. /// "YOU BLOODY BASTARD, STUFF YOUR APOLOGY UP YOUR BACK. WE WANT THE YOUNG SIKHS MURDERED IN THAT HOLOCAUST." .............................000000000