September 16, 2011

Comparison of Sikh Riots and Gujarat Riots

Sikh Riots

Gujarat Riots



Indira Gandhi was shot by just one Sikh bodyguard.

Railway coaches were set on fire by a huge crowd of Muslims ,killing 58 Hindu women and children


Help of the Army sought

After 72 Hours. Mr.Gavai responsible maintenance of law and order in Delhi, claimed the SIKH carnage was not on account of any errors on his part but rather because the Rajiv Gandhi Government at the Centre‘deliberately delayed’’ calling in the Army when the mass killings began on November 1, 1984. Source:

Within 24 Hr.

Note: Indian Army was Eye-Ball-to Eye ball with Pakistan at the border after parliament attack. Risking security at the border NDA government moved the army from Border to Gujarat to bring down the riots


What Leaders orders to Authorities

Mr.Gavai was told by Mr.Rajive Gandhi, "Gavaiji, you are a heart patient and you should now take rest.’’ Source:

None, just media rumors.


Killed in Riots

4000 Sikhs were killed

254 Hindus and 790 Muslims Source , Disclosed by Central Government in Parliament


Community wise Killed by in Riots

Only SIKH community members

Both Hindus and Muslims


Police Action


Police Shot dead both Hindu and Muslims



Congress workers lead by Congress leaders

Both Hindu and Muslims


What Leaders Commented

PM Rajive Gandhi said “When a big tree falls the earth is bound to shake”. He never denied saying it .

“Action and reaction are equal” , English media quoted , NOT MODI


English Media Role

Deliberately played down

Deliberately played Up


Seculars Comment

Nope , Silence on whole issue

'Secularist' viewpoint was best exemplified by the comment Teesta Setalvad made to The Washington Post of February 28. She said, 'Let us not forget the provocation. These people were not going for a benign assembly. They were indulging in blatant and unlawful mobilization to build a temple and deliberately provoke the Muslims in India.' Setalvad must be perverse to label karsevaks returning from Ayodhya as those 'indulging in blatant and unlawful mobilisation'. But that is all one has come to expect from the likes of such women and men.


Concentration of Riots

All over India

Only one state Gujarat



None , all are acquitted including Former Ministers who lead attackers

Trials are going


Secularists /Communists behaviors

Silent on Sikh riots by COALITION AGAINST GENOCIDE, which became synonymous to Hindu hating leftist front in USA. Didn't condemn Rajive Gandhi even after final report was made public

Distorted facts and demonizing BJP leaders and Narendra Modi


Congress/BJP leaders behavior

1. Ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee risked his life to save Sikh near his home from Congress thugs.

2. Congress leaders like Jagdish Titler, Sajjan Kumar and HLK Bhagat lead the congress mob.

Not a single congress leader came forward to quell the violence. In some cases Congress Leaders and workers took part in riots.

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS:Comparison of Gujarat Riots with Sikh Riots



Anonymous said...

Thank you for compiling these data points supported by valid sources. The media bias has been very evident since Day 1.
The bogey of Hindutva = communalism raised by the leftists and Congress has paid them rich political dividends since 2002. We should expect this to continue till the benefits accrue to them.

I also think that in addition to Congress duplicity, the fact that Muslims were not hurt in the 1984 riots is one of the reasons why it has been much easier for the Congress and the media to sweep the 1984 riots under the carpet.

Anonymous said...

Incorrect data skewed against Muslims. Both were separate massacres, the common attribute being RSS elements supported by the administration were involved. The party does not matter.