As a video surfaced by HS Phoolka which shown former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi saying-“when a big tree falls, the earth shakes”. A riot usually associates too many disturbing facts with itself. Let’s look at top 5 disturbing facts about 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots.
1-The killing violence took places in New Delhi, Kanpur and Bokaro against Sikh.
2-Riot started with the attack on the then President Giani Zail Singh’s cavalcade in front of AIIMS.
3-In the capital Delhi, the police stood mute witness to the killing of 2,733 Sikhs.
4-Riot was widely criticized due to inaction and the failure of government to register cases or properly investigate the matter.
5-A Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice Ranganath Mishra concluded that the organized massacre was a spontaneous and involuntary reaction by ordinary citizens stricken by grief at Mrs Gandhi’s assassination.