A Sikh man is murdered. An Indian minister calls this a "barbaric and heinous" act that is "deplorable in the strongest possible terms." He says this is a "matter of deep and serious concern to the [Indian] government". Other reports say the government is being asked to exert pressure to punish the guilty for this murder.
This atrocity happened, of course, just a few days ago: "Taliban militants" beheaded Jaspal Singh. In Pakistan.
Barbaric and heinous, without doubt.
Over 25 years ago now, some other barbaric and heinous acts happened. I would have thought they too were "deplorable in the strongest possible terms", and that they too were a "matter of deep concern to the [Indian] government", and that in these cases too, the government was asked to exert pressure to punish the guilty.
I refer, of course, to the slaughter of 3000 Sikhs in Delhi, India, in 1984.
As we -- rightly -- express our horror at the beheading of Jaspal Singh, and as we -- rightly -- demand justice for this crime from Pakistan, let's remember that 25 years later, India has managed to punish pretty much nobody for the killings of those 3000 Indians in Delhi.
Not only that. One person named in inquiry after inquiry for having led murderous mobs then is Sajjan Kumar, Congress politician from Delhi. In January 2010, the Delhi High Court issued a non-bailable warrant for his arrest for his role in the murder of 12 people in 1984.
A month later, where is this once-MP, this senior Congress leader whom the Goverment protects in the "Z+" category at taxpayer expense? He cannot be located. He has gone into hiding. (But from hiding, he has managed to get anticipatory bail).
Tell me about barbaric and heinous crimes that are a matter of deep and serious concern to the Indian government.