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by Jarnail Singh

I Accuse... is a powerful and passionate indictment of the state's response to the killings of 1984. It explores the chain of events, the survivors' stories and the continuing shadow it cast over their lives. Because, finally, 1984 was not an attack on the Sikh community alone; it was an attack on the idea at the very core of democracy-that every citizen, irrespective of faith and community, has a right to life, liberty and security.
Download I Accuse: The Anti-Sikh Violence of 1984 epub
ISBN: 0670083941
ISBN13: 978-0670083947
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Author: Jarnail Singh
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin/Viking (2009)
Pages: 165 pages
ePUB size: 1712 kb
FB2 size: 1567 kb
Rating: 4.3
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An excellent concise account in easily readable prose, of the planned massacre of thousands of innocent Sikhs in Delhi and other areas in 1984 by organised mobs. It reveals the appalling collusion with the mobs by politicians and the police, and probably by other groups too, for example: how were the mobs able to identify Sikh homes to burn and plunder; how were they able to be taken to residential and business areas populated by Sikhs; how were they able to obtain kerosine, inflammable powder, tyres and iron bars with which to beat, douse, and then burn Sikh men and boys alive?)

Another sad fact that comes out of the narrative is that after more than 25 years, the perpetrators have not been punished, illustrating the appalling injustice and moral corruption that exists in the country.

Harrowing accounts of those horrific days and after are given by Sikh wives and mothers who were left widows after the systematic burning of their husbands and boys, and who had to fend for themselves and raise their small children alone and homeless.
This is a must-read book for anyone interested in learning more about the anti-sikh violence in Northern India after the assassination of Mrs. Gandhi. The book presents detailed accounts of eye-witnesses and victims of the violence. The authors also presents powerful evidence of how the justice system was pushed and misused to avoid bringing the perpetrators to account. The victims call out for justice throughout the book. Every self-respecting Indian should read this book and bow their head in shame.