The wheels of justice have moved at snail’s pace in doing justice to the victims and families of the 3,000 Sikhs mercilessly killed during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots (“No more clean chits,” April 12). It is clear that the CBI did not perform its role properly. It is now back to square one. No one knows how many more years it will take for the investigating agency to prove its worth and do the job expected of it. No one has been punished so far for the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition; justice eludes many victims of the post-Godhra genocide in 2002; the Assam riots, not to speak of the massacre in Meerut, Bhagalpur and Mumbai, with the conspirators and perpetrators of the crime walking free or even blessed with high positions in governments.
The manner in which the government has handled the anti-Sikh riots is a classic example of how a political party can utilise its clout to protect its interests. The victims have waited for 28 years without getting justice. Justice delayed is justice denied. India, the largest democracy, has sent the wrong message that the law can take a different turn in the country for those who have power and authority.
For Sikhs, justice seems to be a mirage. The survivors of the riots should be tenacious enough to speak up and ensure that the culprits are punished.
It is strange that not one person has been punished so far for the massacre of Sikhs in 1984. In fact no charge sheet has been filed in 28 years against Jagdish Tytler. What a tragedy!
This shows the CBI, the Delhi Police and other investigating agencies, and the Congress government in a very poor light. The massacre took place in broad daylight. Thousands of people saw the horror in person. And the CBI says there is no credible evidence. Who killed the Sikhs in 1984?