The article on the 1984 riots (Dec. 3) highlights the double standards of our political system.

On one extreme, we support the attempts to internationalise the issue of alleged “genocide and violation of human rights” during the Sri Lankan civil war, and downgrade our level of participation at the CHOGM summit. But we do not hesitate to call a Sikh body’s campaign for justice a “cheap attempt” at publicity. What happened in 1984 is a blot on our democracy. The inviolable right of Sikhs to justice should be protected by the judiciary.

Vipna Verma,

Shimla

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