Is it Mockery Of Justice ?
Government Continues To Shield Tytler, Kamal Nath, Amitabh Bachan, Arjun Singh, Bhajan Lal, Arun Nehru And Others - AISSF and Sikhs For Justice.
Attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Legal Advisor Sikhs For Justice stated more than ten witnesses have given statements u/s 164 CrPC about the direct involvement of Sajjan Kumar in killing of Sikhs during November 1984 and the Government is yet to complete formalities to charge killers even after twenty five years. The CBI on the other hand continues to act as Defense team of Tytler, Kamal Nath, Amitabh Bachan, Bhajan Lal, Arjun Singh, Arun Nehru and others, instead of investigating their role in massacre of thousands of Sikhs.
Attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Legal Advisor Sikhs For Justice stated that only after the continued efforts by Sikhs for Justice and AISSF President Karnail Singh Peermohammad the issue of 1984 Sikhs massacre was finally taken up in the Rajya Sabha by MP Tarlochan Singh and others. And the Home Minister finally owned the Congress Government’s responsibility for 1984 Sikh massacre but still expressed his inability to charge and prosecute the perpetrators. However, cunningly or otherwise, the Home Minister expressed his government’s willingness to charge only Sajjan Kumar out of long list of accused Tytler, Kamal Nath, Amitabh Bachan, Bhajan Lal, Arjun Singh, Arun Nehru and others, all of whom have same amount of evidence and witnesses against them.
AISSF President Karnail Singh Peermohammad further that political parties Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and BJP who ruled from 1997 to 2004 did not raise the issue of November 1984 Sikh Genocide but now BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leaders try to play with emotions of victims and to score points against congress while conveniently forgetting that Mr. Arun Jaitley himself was the law minister during BJP’s regime and did nothing to impart justice to the victims. Perhaps because BJP’s own hands are soaked with the blood of Muslims and wants the public to forget that and focus only on the role of congress.
Attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Legal Advisor Sikhs For Justice, stated we receive with dismay the Government’s categorization of role of police as merely “dereliction of duty” and Government’s alleged helplessness in prosecuting those police officers who actively participated in killings of Sikhs or stood as silent spectators. These activities are not mere dereliction of duty but criminal offences under Indian criminal law and invoke not just disciplinary action but also criminal liability. No statutory limitations prevent criminal prosecution of these crimes. Even the police’s act of watching as silent spectators while Sikhs were burnt alive in their very presence is not mere dereliction of duty but a criminal offence owing to the legal and statutory obligations of the police. Attorney Pannun stated according to Indian criminal law, a crime can be committed either by “commission” or “omission” and that is what those police officer are guilty of that’s crime by omission and not “merely a “dereliction of duty” as portrayed by the Home Minister.
AISSF President asked “HOW LONG IT WILL IT TAKE INDIAN JUDICIARY TO GIVE JUSTICE TO THE SIKHS - OR EVEN TO HAVE INDIA WIDE JUDICIAL INQUIRY TO KNOW WHO ORGANIZED SIKH MASSACRE”.
AISSF President Karnail Singh Peermohammad stated that in the coming week a delegation of AISSF and Sikhs For Justice will present memorandum along with the list of the policemen and political leaders who were directly involved in the massacre of Sikh in November 1984 to the Home Minister, CBI Director and Lt. Governor of Delhi.