BJP evokes 1984 riots, tweets Rajiv speech ahead of Delhi poll

Just two days before the voting in Delhi for the Lok Sabha election, the Bharatiya Janata Party tweeted a video of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots including a clip of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi saying, on the riots, “When a tree falls, the earth shakes.” Read More
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Modi defends fielding Pragya Thakur, says ‘it will cost Congress’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while defending the BJP’s decision to field Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal constituency, said this was a “symbolic answer” to all those who “falsely labelled the Hindu civilization as terrorist”. Read More
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Sajjan Kumar bail: CBI says ‘anti-Sikh progrom was like Holocaust’

The CBI also added that during the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom, the attacks on the Sikhs were “spearheaded by dominant political actors, like Sajjan Kumar, and duly facilitated by law enforcement agencies.” Read More
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Rift in AAP over move to withdraw Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna

Two legislators of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party proposed a resolution in the Delhi legislative assembly asking the Centre to withdraw the Bharat Ratna conferred upon former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi because of the anti-Sikh riots. Read More
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Sajjan Kumar convicted in 1984 Sikh killings, jailed for life

Veteran Congress leader Sajjan Kumar,73, has been convicted for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom by the Delhi high court, on Monday. He has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Read More
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