28 September 2007

Yet, Again, Jagdish Tytler Goes Free

The following news story just showed up in my overflowing inbox.

I have often said that I would return to the subcontinent only for one of two occasions: to witness the execution of Mr. Tytler and his cronies or to celebrate the establishment of Khalistan. Unless something wild, weird and wonderful happens, it seems ever more unlikely that anyone will ever see my smiling face in 'India,' ever again. No surprise, of course, but still...

from Sify news

CBI closes anti-Sikh riot case against Tytler

Friday, 28 September , 2007, 22:49

New Delhi: The CBI on day closed a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case against
senior Congress leader and former Union minister Jagdish Tytler saying it was
unable to find witnesses to support its charges against him.

In its closure report filed before a court here, the CBI is understood to
have said that many of the witnesses in the case were either dead or did not
want to testify.

The closure report included the name of late Congress MP Dharam Das

Meanwhile, the agency filed a chargesheet in one of the related cases
in which one Suresh (not Sajjan?) Kumar was accused of inciting a mob against
the Sikhs.
Who are those refusing to testify? And why their refusal? Could it possibly be intimidation of some sort? I want to know.

...And What About His Family?

Our last post was about Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the father of Indian Independence. He is so truly a hero, beloved by the Indian people. Surely his family is honoured and loved as well, eh?

Dear, dear India, she really knows how to treat her heroes and martyrs. Please read this article from the Sikh World News.


I got a couple of e-mails yesterday, expressing disdain at Bhagat Singh's atheism, his cutting of his hairs and his beard, in short, his rejection of Sikhi. For anyone with questions about that, please read this post from bajinder's blog, quotes from a translation of The Autobiography of Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh.

And for those who complained that I didn't post that picture of him in disguise in that silly hat, I simply don't like the picture. However, we aim to please, so here it is.

And here is another interesting article about him, focusing on him as a socialist.