India 1984 – when it backstabbed & betrayed with Sikh nation (Post-2).
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The pogrom of Sikhs was well organized after death of Indira. The killing by Sikh body guards was aired in every news by All India Radio and Door darshan—the govt. owned TV Channel to provoke Hindus and spread violence against Sikhs in a planned manner. So that there may be maximum killing of Sikhs in every part of India, and that was the only reason that the govt. had hidden the identity or involvement of this third clean shaved person and only Sikhs were accused of assassination of Indira. How this genocide was planned and orchestrated shall be disclosed ahead with detail in this book for our readers.
Before this Indira was in Odissa on her official tour. In her speech there in it’s capitol Bhuvneshwar, she had claimed that each and every drop of her blood shall give more strength to nation but whether the Sikhs shall ever forget the tyrannies faced by them and whether they will forget the killing of more then 20,000 innocent Sikh brothers throughout India and whether they shall ever call this nation as their? I do not see this even after 28 years are gone by. Though there may a few sold out selfish Sikhs who may agree but if voting is done on self determination, the truth will come out. Now Sikhs are more interested in having their own homeland as they do not trust the Indian govt and feared if their coming generations may not go through same betrayals by govt and majority Hindus of this nation.
She addressed the public at 6.30 in the evening at Bhuvneshwar. This Bhuvneshwar never proved lucky for her family. Her late father Jawaharlal Nehru—the first Prime Minister of India also had his cardiac arrest here and the died on 27th may 1964. She herself had to face the anger of public when a protesting mob pelted stones on her car and a bone of her nose was broken in this incident and now again this was going to fatal in her life as her this speech was proved her last speech.
She got a message in Bhuvneshwar that the car in which her grand children Rahul and Priyanka were traveling had met with an accident. She immediately cancelled her tour and returned to Delhi the same night on 30th October. She was not aware that death God Yama was taking her to her destiny where she was going to breath last.
Indira was then taken to All India Medical Institute of Sciences where the doctors had made all arrangements before her arrival. Therefore she was taken to operation theater without any delay.
Doctors did their best to save her life but she could not saved as all the internal organs in her body were badly damaged. They even couldn’t remove all bullets from her body. Though All India Radio had aired the news of attack on her life and wounded but the news of her death was not given until her brain didn’t stop functioning. At 2.20 pm the news of her death was aired.
Rajiv Gandhi was on tour to West Bengal for one week. He cancelled all his appointments and returned to Delhi. He was directly taken to All India institute from Air port.
The grand children of Indira Gandhi Priyanka and Rahul were given in custody of her close friend Teji Bacchan who was mother of famous cine actor of Bollywood, the Amitabh bacchan.
Thakkar commission on probe death of Indira Gandhi;
Justice M P Thakkar, a sitting judge of the Supreme Court was appointed as Commission of Inquiry on 20th November 1984 to inquire into Indira Gandhi’s assassination on 31st October. He submitted an Interim Report on 19 November 1985 and a Final Report on 27 February 1986. Both were tabled in Parliament on 27 March 1989 with an Action Taken Report. The Annexures have not been published. Some 214 of the 312 pages of the Final Report dealt with the late P M’s Special Assistant, R K Dhawan, implicating him with a wealth of metaphors – “Needle of suspicion” et. al.
While the report was under wraps, Dhawan, who had been edged out on 2 January 1985, was brought back in the PM’s office by Rajiv Gandhi on 18 February 1989. Even after the publication of the report, Rajiv had no qualms about alleging on 4 April 1989:
“All those who are now talking about her safety are those who had conspired in attempts at her life in earlier days”, a lie which even the disgraceful Thakkar Report did not support.
Spread all over Thakkar J’s Interim Report is his distrust of the Sikhs. Operation Blue Star had created resentment “in the Sikh community including elements which were considered “moderate” (p.11). The implications are laid bare as the Report continues: “If a Sikh guard of the Central Cabinet Minister could become disloyal and engage himself in terrorist and anti-national activities, so could a Sikh security guard at the PM House” (pp. 44 and 59). One of the hijackers of an Indian Airlines plane was a police constable who had been deputed for guard duty at Law Minister J N Kaushal’s residence in Chandigarh.
Thakkar J ended by finding 21 officials remiss in the discharge of their duties reflecting “failure on the part of almost every one, at all levels, in the security set up, with perhaps no honourable exception”.
The Thakkar Report indicates its target at the very outset. It is R K Dhawan. After recording that it would proceed on the basis that Beant Singh and Satwant Singh were the ones who fired the fatal shots at the late PM, it says, in the very next para, that “there are reasonable grounds to suspect the involvement of Shri R K Dhawan”. His profile is sketched. Newspapers and magazine articles are quoted on his clout.
As the Report wends its way, the “reasonable grounds” (p. 27) are elaborated into as many as 25 “suspicion indicators” (p. 36). They firm up to “an unwavering finger of guilt at the complicity or involvement of Dhawan in the crime” (p. 49). If one circumstance “emits a signal of suspicion” (p. 72), another forms “a spoke in the wheel of suspicion” (p. 76). There is “an accusing finger” at one place (p. 86) and “the cloud of suspicion” (p. 92) at another. The CIA is not neglected. “The suspicion arises whether Dhawan was close to some one having close clandestine connection with the American Intelligence Agency CIA” (p. 111). Finally, there is no escape from the conclusion that there are weighty reasons to suspect the complicity or involvement of Shri Dhawan in the crime” (p. 126).
These findings were submitted to Rajiv Gandhi on 27 February 1986. On 18 February 1989, he reinducted Dhawan into his office, ending his four years’ exile. It was this which led some one to leak the secret Report and expose Rajiv’s duplicity. A judicial verdict had been procured to damn Dhawan, only to be discarded later. The ATR explained that the Special Investigation Team had concluded that Dhawan “had no hand in the conspiracy for the assassination” of Indira Gandhi. But until Rajiv’s hands were forced, the censures of Thakkar as well as the “exoneration” by SIT were kept secret.
R K Dhawan has acquired deserved notoriety as a singularly revolting operator. But he was faithful to Indira Gandhi like a dog; albeit not without a keen eye for the bones he could pick up. Not even a fool could suspect him of complicity in the crime. Justice Thakkar was no fool, either. Surely if he was right in his censure on Dhawan, as the brain behind the crime, Kehar Singh’s execution was a monstrous wrong. (It is another matter that his conviction was wrong on other grounds also as the late H M Seervai ably demonstrated). If the Judge could be so wildly wrong while serving on a Commission of Inquiry, what must have been the quality of justice he dispensed from the Bench?
Ritu Saran’s book The Assassination of Indira Gandhi, based on hundreds of interviews and official documents, explains why Thakkar believed as he did. “It was not as if Justice Thakkar was working in isolation. The Commission was born out of political necessity and the judge heading it was never short of advice. He was in regular contact with Arun Singh and Arun Nehru, the two closest confidants of Rajiv Gandhi even when Indira Gandhi was alive”.
Thakkar J held consultations with Arun Singh “almost every other day”. He also “frequently met Arun Nehru as well as two men who had been close to Indira Gandhi, her principal Secretary, P C Alexander, and a senior member of her Secretariat, V S Tripathi. In course of time, the Thakkar Commission became something of a political exercise, susceptible to palace intrigues and internecine manoeuvring”
The shoddy product reflected the perverted process. The aftermath was as bizarre. The SIT was asked to wind up by March 1989. Publication of the Thakkar Report led to its revival and the filing of a second charge sheet, on 7 April, implicating, among others, Simranjit Singh Mann. On 28 November 1989 as electoral debacle stared him in the face, Rajiv Gandhi ordered its withdrawal.
Mann became an MP. Dhawan became a Union Minister and is now a member of the Congress Working Committee. So much for the sanctity of Reports of Commissions of Inquiry. The Thakkar episode reveals the depths to which proximity claims to power can drag a judge. He readily becomes assassin of character. All rules of evidence are flouted. Thakkar’s claims were not overlooked on his retirement. He was made chairman of the Law Commission.
Ritu Saran writes: “A myth exploded by the Indira Gandhi assassination was about the independence of the India Judiciary… The contents of the report showed that from its very inception the entire investigation was compromised by the coterie of politicians surrounding the Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi… The Thakkar Commission episode will remain a permanent pointer towards the pliability of even the higher echelons of judiciary in the hands of the party in power.”
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By:- Ajmer Singh Randhawa.