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Justice Paralyzed


The Tribune, Dec. 25, 2002

"Politics of the most diabolical kind was responsible for the large-scale massacre of innocent Sikh women, children and men - the worst communal carnage in post-Independence India."
"The fact of the matter is that the law of the land in its present form simply does not have the power to ensure the conviction of politicians of any hue allegedly involved in acts of heinous crime or corruption or both. In the anti-Sikh riot case the benefit of the doubt saw Mr. Sajjan Kumar, Mr. Bhagat and Mr. Tytler being set free. Whether the judiciary will deliver a different verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case is a matter of conjecture. One can only make an intelligent guess and leave it at that."
"Will the Godhra victims get justice? And don't forget the dance of death that was witnessed on the streets of Gujarat a day after the dastardly attack on coach S-6 of the Sabarmati Express near Godhra in which kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya were roasted alive. Will the perpetrators of what was described as crime against humanity be brought to justice? What can be said at this point of time is that the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership should look at its own record before accusing the Congress of subverting the process of justice in the anti-Sikh riots case."