Describing the ‘massacre’ of innocent Sikhs after the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi as a ‘black spot’ in democracy, the BJP leader in his blog wrote, "The fact that the innocents can be killed in thousands is terrible. What is worse is that the guilty went unpunished.”

He alleged that the "collusion" of the state was visible. None of the rioters were fired upon by the police, he added.

"They were given a safe passage to loot and kill. For years, the FIRs were not registered. No arrests were made. The violence was politically rationalized by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi," he said.

The BJP leader further alleged that Justice Ranganath Mishra's Commission, appointed by the Congress government, provided a cover up for the ‘state sponsored’ violence.

"After his retirement, this judge was rewarded with the Rajya Sabha nomination by the Congress Party," he said.     

He claimed that that it was only the NDA government that appointed Justice Nanavati Commission of Inquiry which came out with the truth.

"Since then investigating agencies have tried to prosecute many of those involved in the riots," Jaitley added.


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