WhenA TreeShook Delhi
1984m assacre of 3000Si khs by Rajiv Gandhi’sgoons
Neha SethNovember 1, 2007
Thursday is the twenty-third anniversary of the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. Now a new book levels serious charges against topCongress leadersimplicated in theriots.The book,When A Tree Shook Delhi, authored by journalist Manoj Mitta and lawyer HS Phoolka will be released later thisweek. November 1, 1984, a massacre began.
Commission after Commission whitewashes the guilt of theaccused. Now 23 years later a new book nails the guilty inchilling detail. Among the accused–
, now Union Minister for Commerce, he led the moboutside Gurudwara Rakab Ganj, where two Sikhs were roastedalive, in the immediate vicinity of the Lok sabha.
(now Chief Vigilance officer, Delhi Jal Board)abetted mass crime against a single Sikh by making a victim out to be an aggressor.
,Congress leaders led mobs and forced the police to releaserioters.