In India, the real culprits behind massacres of minority groups are protected by the government – just like successive US administrations have protected the real criminals behind assassination of JFK or 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Thirty-one year ago, on very this day, (October 31, 1984) Hindu armed hooligans supported by the Indian police carried a massacre in New Delhi and several other cities in to avenge the assassination of Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi. Independent estimates claim that over 8,000 Sikhs were murdered, hundreds of Sikh women rapped and abducted by Hindu mobs.
Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards for ordering military assault aka Operation Blue Star, in June 1984, on Golden Temple (Amritsar, India) – the most sacred worship place of over 37 million Sikhs world-wide. The 3-day army action was praised by Narendra Modi’s BJP leader Kamal Sharma and Nana Deshmukh of RSS who accused Sikh community for trying to establish an independent Sikh state, Khalistan.
The UK government didn’t missed the opportunity to its hatred toward Sikh community which played a leading role in the end of British Raj in Punjab province. British prime minister Margaret Thatcher blessed Gandhi’ army action on Golden Temple.
Indira Gandhi became a hero in 1971 as result of her creation of Bangladesh out of former eastern part of Pakistan. In 2010, Hasina Sheikh, prime minister of Bangladesh declared Indira Gandhi Mother of Bangladesh.
The Sikh massacre is still blamed on Congress party which was the ruling party in 1984 – but there is a documented proof that it’s a Congress-RSS anti-Sikh project.
On Saturday, Narendra Modi praised Indira Gandhi as a national hero.
Since the 1947 partition of British India, Sikh community is still paying for the mistakes its leaders who courted Hindu Congress against Muslim League. Muslim League leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah had urged Sikh leaders to support Pakistan movement in order to establish an autonomous Sikh state over the entire Punjab province within Pakistan. But Tara Singh rejected the offer. Muslims made a majority in the British ruled Punjab, but most of the land and business were controlled by Hindus and Sikhs. British empire awarded nearly 40% of Punjab to India and the rest became part of newly born state of Pakistan. In 1966, Hindu government in New Delhi further broke its Punjab province into three states; two Hindu-majority states of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, and one Sikh Punjab (here).