Markandey Katju : Criminal Organizations… I regard the Congress and the BJP as criminal organizations. In 1984 that criminal gangster Indira Gandhi, who imposed a fake ‘ Emergency’ in 1975 in India in order to hold on to power after she had been declared guilty of corrupt election practices by the Allahabad High Court, an ‘ Emergency in which even the right to life was suspended, and lacs of Indians were falsely imprisoned, was assassinated.
As a reaction, the Congress Party led by Rajiv Gandhi organized a slaughter of thousands of innocent Sikhs, many of whom were burnt alive by pouring petrol or kerosene on them and setting them on fire. When there were protests against this horrendous crime, Rajiv Gandhi said ‘ jab bada ped girta hai, dharti hil jaati hai’ (when a big tree falls, the earth shakes). It is believed that he gave oral instructions to the police not to interfere with the massacres for 3 days (see my blog ‘The 1984 Sikh riots’).
Soon after these horrible massacres, elections to the Lok Sabha was declared, and Congress swept the polls on this emotional wave winning a record 404seats in the 532 seat Lok Sabha, while BJP won only 2 seats.
In 2002 the massacre of Muslims was organized in Gujarat by BJP led by our friend, and the result was that BJP has been regularly winning the Gujarat elections ever since, and has even won the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.
So the message which has been sent is loud and clear : organize massacre of some minority in India, and you will sweep the polls. Never mind how much misery you cause to many people.
Are not the Congress and BJP, and even many smaller political parties, which are responsible for horrible deeds and for systematically looting the country of a huge amount of money for decades, and for causing such terrible sufferings and misery to the people, criminal organizations, most of whose members deserve the gallows?
देश के शीर्षस्थ चर्चित न्यायाधीश रहे और अपनी बेबाक बयानी व बेबाक लेखनी के लिए विख्यात जस्टिस मार्कंडेय काटजू के फेसबुक वॉल से.
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