Forwarded as received
18 December 2018.
Re: Politician jailed for life for inciting anti-Sikh riots
Thank you for publishing the news under the above caption today (The Daily Telegraph, December 18, 2018).
The word “riots” in the title above ought to have been “genocide”. Riots happen between two groups while in this case infuriated mobs, incited by State controlled media and senior politicians, went on killing, looting and raping the unarmed innocent Sikhs for three days while the police and the army stood watching as spectators.
Mrs Gandhi, the assassinated prime minister, did not have to destroy Sri Akal Takht Sahib in Amritsar that stood majestically next to Golden Temple itself, and contained unique, rare and priceless collection of historic objects of the Sikhs.
The Sikhs relate strongly to their gurdwaras and the army attack on Golden Temple grievously hurt the sentiments of all the Sikhs living across the whole world, many of whom had no idea of the dubious political events unfolding in post-Partition India.
Sikhs seem to have been especially targeted for mass murder by the rulers of India since there had been no such widespread massacres after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of Nation”, on October 31, 1948. There was also NO such mass murder of the Tamils after a young Tamil mother assassinated the former prime minister Mr Rajiv Gandhi for his role in dispatching the Indian Expeditionary Force to crush the Tamils in Northern Sri Lanka.
There were a few other senior politicians, too, like Messrs. Jagdish Tytler and Kamal Nath, who incited the mobs to kill the Sikhs ‘on sight’ but are roaming free. Dispensation of justice in India seems to be partial and selective!
Most Sikhs consider death sentence for Sajjan Kumar more appropriate since he might be released soon if Congress Party wins the next elections and comes to power.
Finally, what a terrible reflection on the judicial system in India where it took THIRTY-FOUR years to punish a notorious criminal! According to a well-known proverb, “Justice delayed is justice denied.”
Underneath the news item we find another news from Germany. It reads-
“THE German government has agreed to make a one-off payment to survivors of the Kindertransport programme, which took Jewish children persecuted by the Nazis to safety in Britain.” So, what about the amount and manner of compensation by the government of India to the bereaved families?
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