In the early eighties a terrible terrorist Sant Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale ruled the roost in Punjab. He headed a movement for an independent Sikh state. In reality only a small percentage of Sikhs supported him and when the army moved in against him in 1984 under 'Operation Blue Star', they were able to wipe him out in one blow.
Unfortunately people lost sight of the fact as to why Bhinderanwale surfaced. He came on the scene as some Sikhs perceived a discrimination against them. Things seemed to settle down to normal till the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the Congress leader whohad ordered blue Star.
Hell broke lose after that and 10,000 Sikhs were butchered in Delhi and Congress ruled states. For 3 days the carnage continued with Rajiv Gandhi refusing to ask the army to intervene. On cue armed gangs led by Congress leaders went from house to house, pulling out Sikhs and burning them. It was something not even seen in Nazi ruled Germany against the Jews.
Rajiv paid with his life, killed by a LTTE human bomb. I am convinced that those who ride the tiger are eaten by the tiger. However the aftermath of the killings and 3 commissions of inquiry that tried their best to white wash the role of the Congress party, the eye sore remained. In 29 years after the massive genocide, only 5/6 people have been convicted. More important the Congress leaders like Jagdish Tytler , HKL Bhagat and
Sajjan Kumar was charged with murder and eye witness accounts recounted as to how he led the mobs and incited them to kill Sikhs. Yet in a perversity of Justice on 3 May the Delhi court acquitted sajjan Kumar of all charges. It convicted 5 others for murder on the same evidence that was given against Sajjan Kumar. It appeared that politics had once again over taken the Indian judicial system. This disregard of the laws of Evidence is unacceptable. How could evidence be accepted for 5 killers and not for Sajjan Kumar ?
this judgement has hurt the Sikhs and there is no justice till you take up the gun. After all one other member of parliament Lalit Maken who had also led the killing of Sikhs was killed by Sikh terror groups in early eighties. I am afraid when a race perceives no justice is possible in a system, it takes the gun.This is the record of history and cannot be questioned. By such judgments the psyche of Sikhs is greatly hurt and there is every chance that the ghost of Bhinderanwale may surface again in the form of another Sikh to avenge the killings of 10,000 Sikhs. Hemingway wrote ' For whom the Bell tolls'. the Congress that organized the biggest pogrom in history better beware. The writings on the walls should not be ignored.