When a big tree falls, the earth shakesPosted: June 3, 2010
Above article shows how far India has got as far as accountability for these events is concerned even with a Sikh PM..
“SOMETIMES, WORDS can haunt even decades later and become a powerful leitmotif. Rajiv Gandhi’s infamous words — when a big tree falls, the earth shakes — during the brutal massacre of Sikhs in 1984 is one such sentence. It has peppered discussions and debates for 25 long years and it is this chilling cold analogy that still records a high nine on the emotional Richter scale, so powerful is its recall.”
“Till the day the journalist flung his shoe, it was all about winnability, not accountability;”
“No one could afford to overlook the negative impact of fielding Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, the two most prominent and maligned faces of 1984 from the Capital city of Delhi where Sikhs were slaughtered in the worst massacre.”
“THE TRUTH often lies buried in small details and it is often hard to find.”
“‘The riots negated the concept of nationhood,’ said the PM in an emotional speech. Strong words from a Sikh PM acted as balm then, but what happened subsequently was a shame.”
“The orphans of politics lie in wait.”