Seventeen years ago, for three full days, armed mobs had a free run of India's Capital hunting Sikhs, one of the more prosperous minority communities of the country, killing their men by burning them alive, looting and destroying their properties, molesting their women and assaulting their children, all with the patronage of the then ruling Congress party and its leaders.
This is a story of how 4,000 Sikhs were massacred in Delhi alone from November 1 to 3, 1984, and the covert but very determined efforts made by the state machinery to shield the culprits and deny justice to the victims.
And also a story of the equally determined efforts made by over the years against all odds by a group of citizens by Senior Advocate H.S. Phoolka to fight for justice.
The fight is still on...
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee presents an account of all the documents, official and non-official, related to the pogrom as a record for all the posterity.
This CD presents the first comprehensive account of the 1984 carnage and includes area-wise details of the violence linked to a map of Delhi, 1000 affidavits of victims and witnesses, all official and non-official inquiry reports and statements of eminent persons.
All this material has been put together by persons spearheading the fight for justice:
H.S. Phoolka, Sr. Advocate
Professor N.S. Bawa
Wing Commander (Retd) R.S. Chhatwal
Commodore (Retd) J.M.S. Sood
Consultant Editor Manoj Mitta
Legal and Technical Research Satinder Singh.
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