As Kamal Nath has become chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, its time to look at his role in past which gives pain to a large patriotic sikh community in India at this occasion. In a book “When a Tree Shook Delhi”, which seeks to uncover the truth on the basis of the evidence that came to light during the proceedings of the latest judicial inquiry conducted by the Nanavati Commission authors Manoj Mitta and H.S. Phoolka, perhaps the most knowledgeable voices on the subject, presented an unsparing account, abounding with insights and revelations, on the 1984 carnage and its aftermath. Please read the excerpts from the book which will reveal the role of Kamal Nath in these riots.
Twenty-three years on, neither the organizers of the massacre nor the state players who facilitated it have been punished, despite prolonged inquiries and trials. This massacre of Sikhs in the wake of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination has turned out to be a reality check on India’s much touted institutions of the rule of law, which watched the entire carnage as a meek spectator.