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1984 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar's acquittal challenged

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    1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar's acquittal challenged


    Read more at: http://news.oneindia.in/2013/07/07/...ajjan-kumar-acquittal-challenged-1253989.html

    New Delhi, July 7: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's acquittal in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case was on Saturday, July 6 challenged in the Delhi High Court by members of the victims' family who contended that the trial court failed to appreciate the large number of legally admissible evidence in its verdict.

    The appeal filed by Jagdish Kaur and Nirpreet Kaur, who had lost their close relatives in the carnage following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, sought setting aside of the trial court's April 30 judgement.

    They contended that the verdict was "erroneous" as the trial court had failed to appreciate that there were ample legally admissible evidence against Kumar to show that he had allegedly "engineered" the murders of five Sikh persons in Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantonment.

    They also submitted that the trial court ignored the statements of Jagdish Kaur, Jagsher Kaur and Nirpreet Kaur who were direct witness to Kumar's presence and "speech of hatred" given by him on November 2, 1984.

    On April 30, allowing Kumar to walk free in the case, the trial court in its 129-page verdict said the subsequent testimony of victim Jagdish Kaur that she had seen him instigating a mob with his provocative speech was "not acceptable and believable".

    The court had acquitted Kumar, a former Lok Sabha MP from Outer Delhi, but convicted five others -- Balwan Khokkar, an ex-councillor, Mahender Yadav, an ex-MLA, Kishan Khokkar, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal -- for their involvement in the case.

    The case relates to anti-Sikh riots that had broken out after the assassination of Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984. Gandhi was shot dead by two of her bodyguards at her residence here.

    Read more at: http://news.oneindia.in/2013/07/07/...ajjan-kumar-acquittal-challenged-1253989.html
     
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    This is one more reason that the UN can not do anything into the the probe of1984 riots as mentioned in another thread:
    http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/hard-talk/41097-united-nations-asked-probe-killings-sikhs.html

    The reason being is the local authorities starting from the cities to the Central Government have been avoiding this and the UN needs their co-operation for any investigation.

    Indians live under a consciousless Government and it shows.

    Tejwant Singh
     
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    Just as a matter of note. Amnesty International is not permitted to investigate per Government of India. The United Nations Human Rights Commission is also not permitted to set up shop and look deeper.

    Not to single out India. The United States also does not recognize the authority of the UNHRC.
     
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