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Republic Summit 2018 | 'Cases Should Be Reopened Against All Accused', Says BJP President Amit Shah On 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

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  • BJP President Amit Shah discussed on an array of key topics at the Day 2 of Republic Summit on Wednesday
  • Mr Shah also responded to the questions on the Delhi High Court's verdict ordering life imprisonment to 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused and Congress leader Sajjan Kumar

BJP President Amit Shah discussed on an array of key topics at the Day 2 of Republic Summit on Wednesday, while in conversation with Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami. Kicking off the event with dialogues about the BJP's agenda in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, Mr Shah went onto responding to the questions on the Delhi High Court's verdict ordering life imprisonment to 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused and Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. 

Speaking on the theme of 'Consensus Possible?' at the Republic Summit, Mr Shah responded to questions on his remarks against the Congress party after the Delhi HC's verdict on 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict Sajjan Kumar. He said:

"There's anger among the community for so long because the process of justice was derailed. After coming to power PM Modi formed the SIT(Special Investigation Team), judgments have begun to come in. This is the fourth judgment now in this case. Culprits are getting justice. Everyone has the right to reopen cases under the rules and regulations of the SIT."

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Later, responding to the questions on reopening the cases under 1984 anti-Sikh riots against Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Jagdish Tytler, here's what Mr Shah said:

"SIT is looking into every matter. I believe that the SIT will prove to be the right organization in providing justice in the case. We have made all the necessary arrangement in the case, recorded statements of the victims and there is a continuous probe. Furthermore, why only Tytler and Kamal Nath, cases should be opened against all the culprits. Every victim should go to SIT and place their contentions.​​​​​​"

As per reports, newly-appointed Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath and Congress leader Jagdish Tytler had led mobs to the anti-Sikh riots that took place following the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984. However, days after taking oath as MP CM, Kamal Nath denied any role in the 1984 anti-Sih riots stating that no cases have been filed against him.

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