Thursday, 1 December, 2022
Topic1984 anti-Sikh riots

Topic: 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Congress was involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots – I saw & reported it

The anti-Sikh riots were 3 days of furlough given to criminals by police, government, and yes, Congress – Rahul Gandhi’s denial notwithstanding.

33 years ago, this day: burning flesh, smoking city, a nightmare lived—and reported

The anti-Sikh riots weren’t communal in the classical sense. It was 3 days of furlough given to criminals by police, government, and Congress.

What stood out in Rahul Gandhi’s speech in UC Berkeley

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi did manage to make some new points in his speech at UC Berkeley.

Ex-SC judges to re-examine 1984 riot cases

The 241 cases were closed by an SIT set up in 2015 and the CBI  for lack of evidence.

Since 1984

From Operation Blue Star to the anti-Sikh riots to India's ascent to Siachen, 1984 was a pivotal year in India's post-Independence history. And I was there to report it.

1984, one lesson

Brilliance of the idea of National Security Guard lay in the fact that you could use might & resources of armed forces in an internal situation without exposing the Army as an institution.

72 Hours, 21 Years

Those who suffered in those 72 hours of hell during anti-Sikh riots are still awaiting justice. Those who were responsible for it have still escaped the supposed long arm of justice.

The violent aftermath

The pattern of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was defined by arson and destruction taken over by hoodlums who killed Sikhs, burnt their homes while the police twiddled their thumbs.

On Camera

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.