India 1984 – when it backstabbed & betrayed with Sikh nation (Part-17)
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Kamal Nath is a union cabinet minister in govt of India. He holds charge of road and surface ministry. Kamal Nath was indicted by the Nanavati Commission on allegations that he was involved in the 1984 anti Sikh riots. Only one witness, Mukhtiar Singh, testified to seeing Nath lead an armed mob that attacked and demolished a Gurudwara in Rakab Ganj. Two Sikhs were allegedly burnt by the mob which was lead by Kamal Nath, saying that he visited the Gurudwara later in the day to investigate the agitation and urge peace.
The Commission Report observed that Nath’s testimony was “vague” and “not consistent with the evidence” and that his version of events was “A little of strange.” However it disregarded the contradictions in his testimony, saying “It is also required to be considered that he was called upon to give an explanation after about 20 years and probably for that reason he was not able to give more details.” In conclusion the Commission said, “In absence of better evidence it is not possible for the Commission to say that he had in any manner instigated the mob or that he was involved in the attack on the Gurudwara”. Justice Nanavati further stated that “it would not be proper to come to the conclusion that Kamal Nath had in any manner instigated the mob.
Harvinder Singh Phoolka: Evidence Against Nath Well Documented :
By Avneet Kaur, Special to Sikh News Network
Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 | 09:11 pm “Kamal Nath’s role is well documented, even in records,” Harvinder Singh said during an online seminar sponsored by the Sikh Research Institute in Texas. “He was present at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj when the attack was going on Nov. 1, 1984. On Nov.2, 1984, the Indian Express (newspaper) reported that Kamal Nath was present and leading the mob.“Despite witnesses, including Sanjay Suri, the then reporter of Indian Express, now based in England, unfortunately, no action has been taken against Kamal Nath.”
While Nath has not been charged in India in connection with the 1984 pogroms, an American human rights group, Sikhs for Justice, filed a case against him on April 6, 2010, under the Alien Tort Claims Act.
The act allows U.S. courts to hear human rights cases brought by foreign citizens for violations committed abroad. The plaintiffs include seven pogrom survivors living in the United States and Canada.
In his June 20 affidavit to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Nath denied coordinating the mob.
“I attempted to bring the violence under control until additional police forces arrived, “he said.
“At the time, me and my wife were both evacuated by the (army) truck when our house was under attack,” Harvinder Singh remembered.
Widowed women and orphaned children were left without a stable source of income. And the perpetrators walked away with impunity, he said.
The press photographer of Indian express Monish Sanjay witnessed him inciting mob outside Gurudwara Rakabganj but later on in his testimony before Nanavati commission, he became hostile and said that he heard Kamal Nath ordering the mob to disperse from there. Why did he changed from his earlier statement and became hostile, he might better know.
It’s very sad such the mass murderers gets acquitted in lack of concrete evidence as only Hindus were in mob which attacked gurudwara and burnt alive Sikhs, the eye witness was Sikhs too who watched from inside Gurudwara but their testimony was refused and found not trustworthy. No Hindu has ever come forward to give his witness against any perpetrator of Sikh genocide.
Thus instead of taking any action against this mass murderer ,e was promoted to union cabinet minister by ruling Congress which was itself the chief organizer of Sikh genocide and all these culprits were members/activists of this political party.
One obvious place to check for trouble was the Gurdwaras. I made my way to Rakab Ganj gurdwara, where I saw the still smouldering bodies of two Sikhs who had been burnt alive by a mob outside. And this was while a very large police contingent stood by, all wearing riot gear – to protect themselves. And still I had no idea what scale of killing was being prepared for that night, or even taken place the past night. It was only after the next day after seeing how much killing had taken place, and at how many places, that I reported that these were not murders, these were massacre.
Because no action is ever taken against these perpetrators of Sikh genocide in India, no legal action is ever taken. The judiciary function as a paralyzed system hence we the Sikhs have no hope of justice in India. Now a NGO of USA, Sikhs for justice filed a lawsuit against Kamal Nath in New York, US Court by producing two eye witnesses Jasbir Singh and Mohinder Singh. The Court summoned Kamal Nath to appear in Court, it’s photocopy is pasted to be viewed. (see above). US District Court issued summons to Kamal Nath asking him to respond to the complaint. Kamal Nath received summons and complaint the same day in the evening while he was in Manhattan, New York .
The court complaint was dismissed in March 2012 by Judge Robert Sweet of the US District Court Southern District of New York, against Nath, who stated that the court lacked jurisdiction in the case. The 22-page order granted Nath’s motion to dismiss the claim, and the judge also noted that ‘Sikhs for Justice’ failed to “serve the summons and its complaints to Nath in an appropriate and desired manner.”
“As far as this issue is concerned, the kind of effort that has been made in America to prosecute Kamal Nath, (a) similar kind of effort should be made in other countries to prosecute these people,”
Hundreds of Sikhs protested against Kamal Nath in Luben—a city of Belgium on 31st October 2011where one of the chief organizer of Sikh genocide had arrived to participate in 5th Euro India Summit on Thursday . The protesters wanted Kamal Nath to be booked under law of Belgium and to prosecute him there on allegations of human rights violation act on allegations of two Sikhs burnt alive by mob and on attack on a Sikh temple in Delhi lead by him.
He had also face the protesting Sikhs at Crown Plaza (Buckingham gate) in London on 28th September 2010 where he was going to participate in a Golmez conference (Round table conference) on Highway infrastructure. These Sikhs shouted the slogans—BOLE SO NIHAAL, SAT SRI AKAL and NEVER FORGET 1984, and RAPIST in his presence.
The Indian govt which only falsely propagate of doing justice with Sikhs could not do justice with Sikhs for the last 30 years, it seems it will never do justice with victims of 1984. It could never listen the cries of widows but a Court in Us heard their plea and has ordered to proceed against Kamal Nath.
Canadian Sikhs protested his visit to Toronto 23 March 2010.
On 23rd March, a dinner was hosted in honor on the visit of Union minister of Road and Surface transport, Kamal Nath at hotel Lee-Meridian King Edward Hotel in Toronto Canada by it’s govt. It’s pre-information had been already given to press and media. When Sikh organizations came to know about this honor, they protested against this honor to an accused of burning alive two Sikhs and the attack on their place of worship in Delhi by this perpetrator and condemned the govt. of Canada. These protesters had also been supported by many members of Parliament of Canada and boycotted the state visit of Kamal Nath to Canada. He came back after facing a great humiliation.
After this when he paid a visit to US, there too he had to face protest by Sikhs and then a case was filed in US Court by Sikhs for Justice which was under jurisdiction by writing this book. (This case was dismissed in lack of concrete evidence).
I sent an email to Jack Layton in Canada and had requested him to boycott the dinner hosted in honor to Kamal Nath. In response he sent me this letter, the copy of which is pasted here as below;
Jack Layton was the main leader of opposition party NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Later on his party (NDP) was declared the main opposition party after he made a historic win in elections held there on 2nd May 2011.
Kamal nath visited Switzerland in January 2013 but before that a NGO of New York Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ) and Swiss NGO “Movement Against Atrocities & Repression” (MAR) had filed a complaint with Attorney General alleging Kamal Nath to incite the mob, to lead the mob, to burn alive Sikhs in front of Gurudwara Rakabganj at Delhi and to torch the Gurudwara itself in flames during Sikh genocide of 1984, he was also accused of violations of human rights and a demand to arrest him and Court proceedings in above charges were made. These human rights organizations filed a 11 pages affidavit to the Swiss govt. A photo copy of main page of this affidavit can be viewed in the above picture (Pasted below). In the second part of this picture, you can see it was accepted by the Attorney general there.
This post shall continue to reveal the truth of Sikh genocide 1984 on involvement of govt. machinary, its administration, ministers and the Prime Minister himself i.e from Bottom to Top, so please keep watching whole month of October or until it ends in November sometime.
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Ajmer Singh Randhawa