1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics
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1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

Even after 29 years of anti-Sikh riots that took place in 1984, the victims and their families are yet to get justice. A trial court has recently acquitted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. As the anger over Sajjan Kumar's aquittal is out on the streets, we take a look at what happened during the 1984 anti-Sikhs riots and the developments thereafter.

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1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

In the 1970s, during the Indian Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi, thousands of Sikhs campaigning for autonomous government were imprisoned. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

The sporadic violence continued as a result of an armed Sikh separatist group which was designated as a terrorist entity by the government of India. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

In June 1984, during Operation Blue Star, Indira Gandhi ordered the Indian Army to secure the Golden Temple and eliminate any insurgents, as it had been occupied by Sikh Separatists who were stockpiling weapons. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

On 31st October, 1984, Indira Gandhi was shot dead by two of her Sikh security guards at her residence. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

Indira Gandhi was killed by two of her Sikh bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

The motorcade of President Zail Singh, who is returning from a foreign visit, is stoned as it approaches AIIMS. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

Rajiv Gandhi was sworn in as the Prime Minister on the same evening. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

When Rajiv Gandhi was sworn in as the PM of India and he was asked about the riots, he replied saying, "when a big tree falls, the earth shakes". Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

Actor Amitabh Bachchan who was a close friend of late Rajiv Gandhi also gave a controversial statement. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

During a Doordashan relay, Amitabh Bachchan allegedly raised his arm and shouted the slogan, khun ka badla khun sae laengae (Blood for blood). Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

A file photo of 1984 riots show irate mob thrashing people on road. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

The sikh massacre starts on November 1st, 1984. The first killing of a Sikh occurs in east Delhi. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

Senior advocate and BJP leader Ram Jethmalani, meets Home Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and urges him to take immediate steps to protect Sikhs from further attacks. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

Trilokpuri, Shahdara, geeta colony,Mongolpuri, Sultanpuri and Palam Colony were the worst affected areas. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

A rare picture taken in 1984 shows policemen dealing with a helpless Sikh man. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

Armed mobs take over the streets of Delhi and launch a massacre. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

Trucks and buses were stopped on their way and innocent Sikhs were allegedly beaten by Congress supporters. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

Among the first targets are Gurdwaras, the holy temples of Sikhs. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

1984 Anti-Sikh riots in pics

Among the first targets are Gurdwaras, the holy temples of Sikhs. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

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