Anti-Sikh riots

Day of reckoning

Print edition : January 18, 2019

Sajjan Kumar during his visit to the Hanuman temple at Connaught Place in New Delhi on December 18, the day after the Delhi High Court sentenced him to life imprisonment in the anti-Sikh riots case. Photo: PTI

In the aftermath of the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in the wake of Indira Gandhi's assassination in November 1984. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Jagdish Kaur, one of the prosecution witnesses whose courage and perseverance brought the accused to book. Her husband, son and three cousins were among the killed. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

At an overcrowded camp at Shahadara in the aftermath of the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in November 1984. Photo: N. Srinivasan

Even as the Delhi High Court sentences Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to life imprisonment for his role in the anti-Sikh carnage in 1984, it points to a serious lacuna in the law, which has allowed those guilty of similar crimes in Mumbai, Gujarat, Kandhamal and Muzaffarnagar to go scot-free.
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