February 25, 2011 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New York (February 25, 2011): The Sikhs for Justice, a human rights advocay group pursuing the cases of November 1984 Sikh massacre, claimed to have obtained a sworn statement of an ex-congress student leader who is said to have attended the notorious Congress Party meeting held at Akbar Road Delhi on October 31, 1984 in which the leadership of Congress hatched the conspiracy to eliminate Sikhs across India.
The statement, parts of which have been released by the organization, but only on the condition of anonimity of the person claimed to have made it, has the tendency to establish the “genocidal intention”.
The statement has come to SFJ after the discovery of mass grave of Sikhs killed in November 1984 at village Hondh-Chillar, District Rewari, Haryana and news of Congress leader and then chief Minister of Haryana Bhajan Lal’s direct involvement in the killing of Sikhs in Haryana, informed SJF’s legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannu.
The statement given under oath and on the condition and promise of anonymity states that:
“Since my college days, I was associated with Congress (I) party. In 1974, with the help of my party, I contested the election for President of Student Union of the college and thereafter I continued attended party rallies.
“On 31st October 1984, after the death of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the leaders of Congress-I, called a meeting at the head office at 24 Akbar Road, New Delhi. I went over there and in the meeting Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar, Lalit Makan, HKL Bhagat and all such leaders participated in the meeting.
These leaders agreed and announced to all others present that meeting that “we will avenge the death of Mrs. Indira Gandhi”. They motivated the members that Sikhs had killed Indira Gandhi and we should also “kill all the Sikhs” and “the houses and property should be burned”. They were planning against Sikhs and I could not bear…”.
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