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1984 Anti-Sikh Pogrom Case Files Against Amitabh For Inciting Mobs

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AMRITSAR: A prime witness in 1984 anti-Sikh riots said that everyone who had been watching Doordarshan saw how superstar Amitabh Bachchan provoked the rioters.

"I wonder why no one in India lodged case against Amitabh Bachchan for provoking killing of Sikhs," said Jagdish Kaur, prime witness in 1984 anti- Sikh riots while talking to TOI on Thursday.

Following Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination by her Sikh bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, India erupted in riots against Sikhs in 1984. Reminiscing the sad memories of hate crime against Sikhs she said, "I watched live relay on Doordarshan and saw Amitabh Bachchan raising his arm and shouting the slogan, 'khun ka badla khun sae laengae' (Blood for blood) two times. "

Jagdish Kaur said that everyone who had been watching Doordarshan was witness to how the bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan provoked the anti- Sikh riots. "I am not concerned that a case has been registered against him in Australia but all I want to know why nobody noticed Amitabh's provoking statement in India," Kaur asked. She said that ever since she saw Amitabh spewing venom in full public glare she never watched any of his movies or programmes on TV. "Any mention of him or his work reminds me of his role in the 1984 riots," she said.

Recently a US-based Sikh human rights group lodged a criminal complaint against Bachchan in Australia for instigating and abetting 1984 anti Sikh riots. Australia's 'Criminal Code Act 1995' states that Australian courts can have jurisdiction over cases involving crimes against humanity irrespective of whether the offense was committed in Australia or not.

Jagdish Kaur, then 42, had seen her husband and son being murdered in cold blood by a frenzied mob inside her house in Palam Colony (West Delhi) on November 1st 1984. She also saw her three brothers Narinder Pal Singh, 35, Raghwinder Singh, 28 and Kuldeep Singh ,21, all contractors with MES, burning to death by the mob while they were trying to save themselves.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/1984-riots-Why-nobody-noticed-Amitabh-Bachchan-spewing-venom-in-India/articleshow/10429011.cms
 

kds1980

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I am sure Doordarshan must have burnt the reels when things went really bad.
BBC,CNN and all other major channels of world will surely have that reel.That was was era of cold war and USA and Soviet use to keep records of all movements
 

Kanwaljit.Singh

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But still that needs the reels to be passed on to them. And that time, video sharing wasn't so easy. None of the BBC, CNN had offices in India.
 

kds1980

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But still that needs the reels to be passed on to them. And that time, video sharing wasn't so easy. None of the BBC, CNN had offices in India.
There were embassies of all countries in India 1984 and most of recording of these could had been easily done.the reel of Indira gandhi's funeral was telecasted so that was no secret document.Also Islamabad ,Lahore had access to Doordarshan as they use catch its Signal ,so don't you think Pakistan did recording of that event?
 

Kanwaljit.Singh

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Hmm that's pretty interesting. But no video ever surfaced. Anyone working in DD has access to their archives? Can we get those out by RTI?
 

kds1980

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Indira Gandhi's funeral was broadcast on domestic and world wide television stations such as the BBC. On the 3rd of November 1984 Indira was cremated.

http://www.xtimeline.com/evt/view.aspx?id=581761

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So BBC did have reels
 

kds1980

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Hmm that's pretty interesting. But no video ever surfaced. Anyone working in DD has access to their archives? Can we get those out by RTI?
Much better if Uk or Usa sikhs will ask for full funeral reel from BBC or any other channel .DD reel is unreliabe they may present edited version.Many proofs against culprits could be foound
 

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