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    Default Sajjan Kumar acquitted, protests erupt inside and outside court

    Unhappy with acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in an anti-Sikh riots case, a man hurled a shoe at the judge as protests erupted inside and outside Karkardooma court here today after pronouncement of the verdict, with police detaining several people.

    Protesters gave a tough time to police as they tried to enter the court complex this afternoon. A large number of people had gathered outside the court before the pronouncement of the verdict and tried to enter the courts but police prevented them.

    Anticipating trouble, police had deployed personnel in strength and barricaded the area but some of the protesters managed to enter the complex. However, they could not enter the courtroom.

    As soon as the judge acquitted the Congress leader while convicting five persons, angry protesters shouted slogans against Kumar and tried to enter the complex.

    Complainant Jagdish Kaur sat on protest inside the courtroom saying she would not leave until justice is done.

    One of the victims, who lost her son and husband in the riots after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984, said there was "no justice" for them.

    "There is no justice for us. My son was killed, my husband along with his brothers were killed. There was reign of terror for three days (during the riots). People were burnt alive," the victim said.

    Police detained several protesters, including the one who threw a shoe at district and sessions judge J R Aryan after the pronouncement of the judgement.

    Acquittal evokes sharp reaction

    Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's acquittal in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case by a court here today drew sharp reactions from the families of the victims a nd political leaders who termed it as a "black day".

    One of the riots victims, who had lost her son, husband and other family members during the carnage that had broke out 29 years ago on October 31, 1984, after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, said "There is no justice for us.

    "My son was killed, my husband along with his brothers were killed. There was reign of terror for three days (during the riots). People were burnt alive."

    Expressing shock and anguish at acquittal of Kumar, Shiromani Akali Dal chief and Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal attacked the Congress saying it would not be allowed to put a lid on the issue.

    Stating that the verdict had dashed hopes of people who waited for nearly three decades for justice, he expressed hope that the Supreme Court would take cognisance of the plight of the families of 3000 Sikh victims and order reinvestigation as done in the case of Jagdish Tytler.

    Member of Parliament Naresh Gujral said that the case has not reached its logical conclusion due to shoddy probe by the investigators.

    "We are absolutely shocked and disappointed with the judgement. We were hoping that justice would finally be given to the victims of the 1984 carnage but unfortunately, due to the shoddy police investigation, the case has not reached at its logical conclusion," Gujral said.

    The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP also said, the "Congress party has been trying to put a lid on this matter since 1984 so I am not surprised at all."

    "Thirty years have passed. We shall pursue it relentlessly till justice is given. We shall not give up," he said.

    The court today acquitted Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case while convicting five others for being a part of the mob that killed five Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment's Raj Nagar area.

    District and sessions judge J R Aryan acquitted Kumar while convicting 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.
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    It took thirty long years for the courts to come to any conclusion. No way a common man can seek justice in timely manner when such a high profile cases are delayed for generations. Its a shame for for judicial system. And we had many governments in between; even NDA backed by SAD.

    Time to learn from our mistakes and evolve our processes to deliver justice rather than putting the issue in back burner for decades. Every case should be resolved in time bound manner where every stakeholder should work under some timely constraint.

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    29 years for session judge to deliver the judgement. Now if the case is appealed in High Court, another 5-6 years, then Supreme Court another 5-6 years.

    Our judicial system has become a joke.
    Property cases of one generation is fought by third generation. The person who has encroached someone's land can enjoy it for 25-30 years during court matters.
    When people loose confidence in judiciary, its dangerous situation for democracy.

    Something should be done, urgently........but who cares?

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    Sajjan Kumar acquittal: Sikhs protest outside Sonia's residence: Meanwhile, Sikhs have been protesting outside Sonia Gandhi's residence over the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 riots against the Sikhs following the assassination of then PM Indira Gandhi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger69 View Post
    29 years for session judge to deliver the judgement. Now if the case is appealed in High Court, another 5-6 years, then Supreme Court another 5-6 years.

    Our judicial system has become a joke.
    Property cases of one generation is fought by third generation. The person who has encroached someone's land can enjoy it for 25-30 years during court matters.
    When people loose confidence in judiciary, its dangerous situation for democracy.

    Something should be done, urgently........but who cares?

    But this was a Criminal case, not a civil suit, Delayed by prosecution, not by judiciary.
    let it rain over me....

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    Why Govt. plea for this as act of god........

    Aasmaan se bijili gire jisse 2000+ Only sikhs killed, case simple ho jaata.
    let it rain over me....

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    Default $1 mn reward for Sajjan's conviction announced

    A US-based Sikh rights group has announced an award of $1 million to any individual, whose testimony and evidence may result in conviction of Sajjan Kumar, the senior Congress leader from Delhi.

    "The 'Million Dollar' reward will be given to those individuals who will come forward with tips, evidence and testimony leading to the reversal of Judge Aryan's April 30 order acquitting Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for role in the killing of Sikhs in November 1984," Sikh for Justice said in a statement.
    Justifying the reward attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, legal advisor to SFJ, alleged that killing of Sikhs took place in broad day light while hundreds of citizens helplessly watched the systematic and gruesome killings of people in the first week of November 1984.
    "Now is the opportunity for those who witnessed the killings to come forward with testimony and evidence to help victims in seeking justice against those Congress leaders who organized violence against Sikhs," Pannun said.
    Since Judge Aryan gave "benefit of doubt" to Sajjan, Pannun said victims will challenge the acquittal of Kumar before Delhi high court based on the precedent set by the Supreme Court in Devenderpal Singh Bhullar's case.


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