Justice is meted out by those in power, but what happens when the guilt lies with them? This was the question posed again and again in the public meeting held at Bhogal in New Delhi on 26th October from 7 to 11 pm. About 300 people attended the meeting which was jointly organized by Lok Raj Sangathan, Sikh Forum, Better Sikh Schools, Bachpan Bhachao Andolan, Sikhi Sidak and Socialist Yuvajan Sabha. The meeting opened with a short animation film presentation titled “Sikh Dharam”.
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The president of Lok Raj Sangathan, S. Raghavan spoke and denounced the 1984 massacre as being state organized and further said that if justice had been timely and the perpetrators had been punished then, in full view of the nation, the subsequent Babri Masjid and Gujarat massacres would not have happened.
He exposed the shameful truth that the politicians who led the massacre were instead promoted and became Cabinet Ministers! In stirring words, he said that this was because power was in the hands of a few, but for a true democratic renewal he called for power to be vested in the hands of the people.
Jarnail Singh, the principle journalist who had publically shamed Chidambaram, then talked about the valiant history of the Sikh Dharam. He deplored the fact that in India, one is sent to jail for killing an animal, but those who are responsible for the loss of countless precious human lives, walk amongst us unpunished!