Chandigarh : April 9, 2009 :The withdrawal of Congress Ticket is not the conclusive end it has come only as an interim relief .it is by far only a political decision taken due to the widespread upheaval in the Sikh community and so the Congress Party withdrew the tickets sensing that they would be at the receiving end of the public wrath in Punjab , Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and elsewhere .
Just the mere withdrawal of Candidature of Jagdish Tytler & Sajjan Kumar from the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections would not put an end to catastrophic experience and a trail of subsequent disheveled incidents that followed in the lives of 1984 Anti-Sikh Riot victims.
The Core issue of when justice would finally be administered still remains un addressed. The Sikh Community has been in the lurch of justice for over 24 years now, every second just adds to the shame of the country’s incompetent jurisprudence and justice delivery mechanism. CBI’s verdict further points towards this deplorable state, CBI clearly seems under immense pressure of the power that be in trying to let go the culprits of Anti-Sikh riots Scot free. The country’s premiere investigating agency needs to be allowed to function without bias else it would have far reaching dire implications .All these proceedings are just jeopardizing the confidence and faith of minorities in the prevailing Criminal justice system. What seems to be the ideal course is the engagement of an external unbiased investigating agency such as the FBI or Scotland Yard to sort out this long overdue issue that too under the aegis of United Nation’s Rome Statute of setting up Inter National Court of Criminal Justice, of which India is not yet a signatory.
The Congress party will have to change its mindset while dealing with the sensitive issues of minorities like Sikhs, Muslims, and Christians et al. The doctrine of secularism needs to be revisited and redefined in the light of the interest of all minorities. The Government of India could begin by first signing the Treaty i.e. Rome Statute so that the Anti Sikh Riots case could be referred to the United Nations.