ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Civil Rights Broadening Concerns

Short-Sighted HOW political myopia can lead people to choose odd allies is best illustrated by the statement issued on the eve of the assembly elections in Delhi by some leading representatives of the Sikh intelligentsia who appealed to their co-religionists to vote for the BJP. The reason given in the statement was the following: "It is imperative to ensure the killers of innocent Sikhs are not installed as rulers of Delhi. Therefore, Sikhs should vote and support the party which can defeat the Congress... we feel that if the Sikhs vote for BJP in Delhi, the BJP can defeat the Congress." It goes without saying that people like II K L Bhagat, Sajjan Kumar and other Congress(I) candidates, who had been indicted for their participation in the massacre of the Sikhs in 1984, should not be elected and allowed to run the administration in Delhi. One should go further and assert that they should have been prevented from contesting the elections, to begin with. But one evil cannot be fought with another. The BJP is surely no substitute for the Congress. The signatories to the statement expressed the hope:' 'The BJP has promised to punish the perpetrators and culprits of the 1984 riots and to accept the other demands of Sikhs. We hope they will fulfil their promise, after coming to power." Since when has the BJP been known for keeping its promises

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