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Victims of the anti-Sikh riots that followed the assassination of Indira Gandhi. (Delhi,1984) | Photo credit: Prashant Panjiar

Indira Gandhi’s assassination was a turning point for photojournalists. It made them prime targets

In 'That which is unseen', photojournalist Prashant Panjiar compiles stories from three decades of covering India's most important events.
Sajjan Kumar

SC asks CBI to verify medical condition of former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar

Kumar is serving life imprisonment in an 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and has sought an interim bail on health grounds.
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Facebook Oversight Board says post critiquing RSS, BJP highlights minority concerns, allows it

Upon its review of the post which included the video, the oversight board says decision to remove it was not in line with Facebook's community standards.

UP SIT records statements of anti-Sikh riots victims’ families in Ludhiana

A Special Investigation Team from Kanpur visited the city and recorded the statements of families who had migrated to Ludhiana after the riots in 1984.
Delhi Police patrol the northeast district where riots broke out in February. At least 53 people had died in the violence | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It isn’t first time Delhi Police probe into riots is being questioned. Happened in 1984 too

Several activists and civil servants have raised concerns about Delhi Police's investigation into February riots, calling it 'biased'. Something similar happened in 1984 as well.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘No differential treatment’ — SC rejects bail for 1984 riots convict suffering from Covid

The SC observed that Mahender Singh Yadav was admitted to an ICU and there was no specific grievance against the nature of treatment being given to him.
Congress leader Sajjan Kumar | PTI

SC rejects interim bail to Sajjan Kumar serving life term in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Declining the interim bail plea, the top court bench, holding proceedings via video conferencing, said that it would hear the regular bail application in July.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC seeks CBI reply on parole plea by 1984 riot convict Balwan Khokhar

The former Congress leader, serving a life sentence in Tihar jail, has sought interim bail, citing various ailments that make him vulnerable to Covid-19.
A man stands amid the burnt-out ruins of the Gokulpuri tyre market in Northeast Delhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Don’t question Sikhs helping Muslims. We know what hate is and does

Sikhs were helping out Muslims affected in Delhi riots and in Shaheen Bagh because if history has taught us anything, it is to never repeat it.
CAA: Bihar bandh

Why Jungle Raj Bihar kept out communal riots for 3 decades but Delhi and Gujarat couldn’t

Bihar is widely panned for an inefficient administration and lack of development. But the conundrum is that the same administration has ensured a peaceful era.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.