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  • Change topic, deflect focus

    Change topic, deflect focus

    Given the inherent chicanery, deceit and deviousness of intent involved in Whataboutery, it is the favoured means of those who seek to hide their own misdoings and lack of credible answers. Authoritarian leaders who typically slam all forms of opposition voices and democratic concerns, are naturally drawn towards Whataboutery than essentially democratic, open and honest political leaders. In modern democracies the wave of uber-nationalistic fervour has ensured that democracies are now led by the likes of nationalistic leaders like Shinzo Abe, Boris Johnson, Recep Erdogan, Scott Morison, Benjamin Netanyahu etc.

    March 13, 2020
  • Travesty of Justice

    Travesty of Justice

    The three major instances of barbarism in India over the past 34 years — the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, the Babari riots of 1992 and 1993, and the Gujarat riots of 2002 — will continue to be regarded as monstrosities. The culprits either roam free or an effete leader, past his prime, is convicted as an act of cruel tokenism. Overall, punishment for a crime has been reduced to an exercise of too little and too late. The political careers of Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar were almost over when their involvement in the 1984 riots came into question

    January 8, 2019
  • 1984 riots: Amarinder calls Gandhis ‘innocent’, flays Sukhbir Badal for blaming the family

    1984 riots: Amarinder calls Gandhis ‘innocent’, flays Sukhbir Badal for blaming the family

    Sukhbir had on Wednesday asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to tell the people whether he would expel Jagdish Tytler from the Congress and remove Kamal Nath from the post of chief minister of Madhya Pradesh or wait for them to be sentenced by courts before taking action against them.

    December 20, 2018
  • Police probe in 1984 riots case was tainted: CBI to Delhi HC

    Police probe in 1984 riots case was tainted: CBI to Delhi HC

    Sajjan Kumar was acquitted in the case by the trial court against which both the CBI and the victims' family have appealed in the high court.

    October 16, 2018
  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh defends Rahul Gandhi over 1984 riots remark

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh defends Rahul Gandhi over 1984 riots remark

    Speaking at the Grand Committee Room of the UK Parliament on Friday, Gandhi had said, “Congress was not involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots."

    August 26, 2018
  • Perpetrators of anti-Sikh riots should be punished: Rahul Gandhi

    Perpetrators of anti-Sikh riots should be punished: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that he stands with the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and those guilty of violence should be punished as per law.

    August 25, 2018
  • Chidambaram defends Rahul Gandhi over 1984 comment

    Chidambaram defends Rahul Gandhi over 1984 comment

    Former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday defended Rahul Gandhi on the latter’s 1984 riots remark the Congress chief made during an interaction at an event in the UK Parliament on Friday.

    August 25, 2018
  • ‘Don’t name Rajiv Gandhi in 1984 riots’

    ‘Don’t name Rajiv Gandhi in 1984 riots’

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday assailed the ShiromaniAkali Dal (SAD) for resorting to desperate measures to malign former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s image through false propaganda and wrongly implicating the ex-PM Prime Minister in riots that took place more than three decades ago. Lashing out at SAD president Sukhbir Badal for questioning …

    February 11, 2018
  • 1984 riots: Punjab minister faces flak for denying Cong role

    1984 riots: Punjab minister faces flak for denying Cong role

    With the Supreme Court ordering fresh probe by a new special investigation team (SIT) into 186 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the ruling Congress is facing criticism from Opposition parties. While the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party have demanded action against the Congressmen involved in these riots, Punjab Cabinet …

    January 14, 2018
  • Polygraph test of 1984 riots witness postponed

    Polygraph test of 1984 riots witness postponed

    Arms dealer Abhishek Verma, a witness in a 1984 riots case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, said that the CBI told him on Friday that it has postponed his polygraph test as the lie detection machine has broken down. “CBI Investigating Officer called me at 2.20 p.m. today (Friday), saying that (someone from) the FSL …

    November 24, 2017
  • Punjab Congress leaders blast Akalis for comments on Rahul

    Punjab Congress leaders blast Akalis for comments on Rahul

    The Punjab Congress on Wednesday lambasted at Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal and his wife and Union Minister Harsmirat Kaur for their comments on Rahul Gandhi on the 1984 riots and drugs issues. In a joint statement, Congress leaders said the attack mounted on Rahul by the SAD leaders came close on the heels …

    September 13, 2017
  • CBI opposes bail to 1984 riots case convict

    CBI opposes bail to 1984 riots case convict

    The Delhi High Court on Tuesday extended the bail granted on medical grounds to an 89-year-old convict serving life term in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, even as the CBI opposed it. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar granted the relief to retired naval officer Captain Bhagmal till July …

    July 4, 2017