Sajjan judgment will boost nationalist sentiment : Badal
Former Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Parkash Singh Badal today urged Sonia Gandhi to order Kama Nath to resign as MP Chief Minister and face the law of the land on charges of scripting the gruesome massacre of thousands of innocent Sikhs in 1984. “The long arm of law has finally begun to close in around the necks of the high and mighty in the Congress High Command. With Sajjan Kumar convicted, decks have been cleared for the law to lay its hand on the the other guilty men like Kamanth and Jagdish Tytler.
Finally, the long arm of law will close in around the strongest neck and the mouth that ordered the genocide of the Sikhs after the assassination of Mrs. Indira Gandhi. The Gandhi clan should finally begin to lose sleep now over their role in what happened in November 1984,” said Mr Badal.
In a statement here, Mr Badal said that the judiciary and its latest judgment in the country’s worst massacre since independence has provided the biggest boost to the people’s faith in the system and will promote sentiments of nationalism in the hearts of the people, especially the minorities who had been feeling discriminated against by the system. The former Chief Minister applauded and thanked the judiciary for its role in this regard.
Thanking Prime Minister Modi for ordering the setting up of the SIT which led to the reopening and finally to the begining of convictions of COngress leaders, the former Chief Minister described the verdict against Sajjan Kumar as “the beginning of the process which will lead to the conviction of the actual and final head which ordered the genocide of 1984.” He said that it was significant that the incontrovertible evidence against the Congress leaders’ involvement in the massacre started coming when one BJP Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee set up the Nanavati Commission and the judicial culmination started happening when another BJP leader, Shri Narendra Modi, set up the SIT which led to the first conviction in the Mahipal police station cases.
Mr Badal said that the sentence to life imprisonment till death against Sajjan Kumar should have provided the right occasion for the Congress to atone for its sins through confession and apology. “But perhaps history has doomed the Congress party for eternity as was evident from the irony of Kamalnath being rewarded with the Chief Ministershipof Madhya Pardesh on the very day Kamanath was convicted. History works in strange ways and there is strong symbolism behind the simultaneity of such events,” said Mr Badal.
The five time Chief Minister of Punjab reminded the Congress High Command that their party had acknowledged the substance and the gravity of allegations against Kama Nath when they had removed him as the leader in-charge of the Punjab Affairs even though they had allowed him to stage the drama of a resignation on moral grounds. “Do the moral grounds no longer exist? What has happened since June 2016 and now to make Kama Nath and Congress feel morally less culpable on the massacre of innocent Sikhs?
If anything, subsequent developments have merely seen the honourable courts turning the moral ground into legal processes and judicial pronouncements, confirming the allegations of the involvement of the Congress high-ups in the 1984 genocide. In the judgment of conviction of Sajjan Kumar to life imprisonment till death, the court has clearly talked about the “political patronage” provided to the killers and conspirators. Obviously, this patronage was not provided by the Labour party of the UK. It was clearly the Indian National Congress which was the patron-in-chief of all those who organized the genocide.”