POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Sep 08, 2012 AT 08:25 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 09, 2012 11:27 IST


 

For those who came in late...

It is a mere matter of record that Narendra Modi "promoted" Maya Kodnani from an MLA to a minister in 2007, despite knowing the serious charges of having led the the Naroda Patiya brutalities and killings of 2002.

While five years were allowed to elapse in the case of Ms Kodnani, Mr Jagdish Tytler's rise was far swifter, as Manoj Mitta and HS Phoolka record in When a Tree Shook Delhi:

...the political career[] of ... Tytler, far from suffering on account of 'the taint of 1984' blossomed as if  [he] had been rewarded for engineering the violence. Having won the 1984 election under the shadow of the carnage, Rajiv Gandhi immediately...inducted Tytler into the government for the first time as minister of state...[He] remained in the Rajiv Gandhi government till the end of its tenure in 1989...

He remained a minister whenever Congress returned to power: He was back under P.V. Narasimha Rao, and then again under Manmohan Singh in 2004, till he was forced to resign under duress, following his indictment by Nanawati Commission report on 1984 anti-Sikh violence. Which of course was claimed by the worthies of the Congress to be "in keeping with the high traditions of sacrifice exemplified by the party"

The "high tradition" was of course followed with first a CBI "clean chit" and then a usual ticket for the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. It took a shoe thrown at P. Chidambaram that eventually resulted in  his not contesting the Lok Sabha elections, something the party had cheerfully allowed him all through these decades.

They may have been forced to keep him out of Parliament, but he has since been let loose on the rest of the country, as General Secretary in charge of one state or the other. And soon after the Kodnani judgment, as if on cue, here he was, back to lead a mob:

Pramila Padhi, constable with Bhubanewar city police being chased by a mob of Congress workers who went on to brutally beat her up. The 39-year-old policewoman sustained serious injuries and this is how she recalled her ordeal from her hospital bed: "About 30 to 40 youths attacked me, showered blows, kicked me from back as soon as Jagdish Tytler called on party workers to break the barricade."
 

In the words of BJD MP Pinaki Mishra, Mr Tytler was "at the vanguard of those instigating the mob, saying "todo, todo, todo".

But Mr Tytler of course is only following the "high tradition" when he points out how "there are two sides of the story" and "our people have also been injured"

Ironically, earlier, the very same day, when this was playing out in Bhubaneswar, Pratap Bhanu Mehta wrote in the Indian Express:

The Naroda Patiya judgment was significant for several reasons. It has, for the first time, convicted senior politicians for complicity in a riot. This will send out a powerful message. As many people have pointed out, if such convictions had been achieved in the case of the 1984 riots, our history would have been different.

As would, clearly, our present. And that is the pity -- and the shame -- of it.

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From the archives:

The Credible Evidence
The full texts of the two affidavits referred to by the Nanavati Commission while recordings its finding "that there is credible evidence against Shri Jagdish Tytler to the effect that very probably he had a hand in organizing attacks on Sikhs".
Jasbir Singh, Surinder Singh

'Ever Since I Deposed Against Tytler...'

'...I have not had a moment's peace,' says Surinder Singh, who was a granthi at Gurudwara Pulbangash in Delhi during the 1984 riots and adds that he vividly remembers 'seeing Tytler urging rioters not to waste time on looting but to get down to killing people'
Chander Suta Dogra

Standing Up To Be Counted

A few damaging witnesses, who the CBI claimed could not be traced, have surfaced in the last few days to say, that they are ready to depose against the high profile accused Congressmen if they are assured of rehabilitation and some protection.
Chander Suta Dogra

Khushwant Singh: When Jagdish Tytler claimed that none of the commissions of inquiry implicated him in the anti-Sikh violence, he was lying. You can see it in the smirk on his satanic face. Only sarkari commissions let him off the hook.

From the Report Of The Nanavati Commission: Part IV: Assessment of Evidence and Recommendations for Action:

It also appeared to the Commission that S/Shri Jagdish Tytler, Ram Lal, Kaka Bali, Ram Chander Nagoria and Tarvinder Singh Bedi, who were all Congress (I) Leaders or workers, were in some way involved in the attacks on Sikhs or their properties in this area. Notice issued to Shri Tarvinder Singh could not be served as it was reported that he has died. Notice was not issued to Kaka Bali also as he had expired earlier. S/Shri Jagdish Tytler, Ram Chander Nagoria and Ram Lal have sent their replies.

Shri Surinder Sigh (Witness No.147), who was the Head Granthy of Gurudwara Pulbangash, situated near Azad Market while describing the attack on the Gurudwara on 1-11-84 at about 9 a.m., has stated that the mob which attacked the Gurudwara was led by Shri Jagdish Tytler who was then Congress (I) MP of the area. He has stated that Shri Jagdish Tytler had incited the mob to burn the Gurudwara and kill the Sikhs. According to his evidence the mob had thereafter attacked the Gurudwara and burnt it. One Badal Singh was also burnt alive. He has also stated that he was contacted by Shri Jagdish Tytler on 10-11-84 and asked to sign on two sheets of paper. In reply to this allegation Shri Jagdish Tytler has referred to the subsequent affidavit dated 5-8-2002 filed by this witness, wherein he has stated that he does not know what was written in his earlier statement as he cannot read or write English. He has further stated therein that he had not seen Shri Jagdish Tytler in the mob that had attacked the Gurudwara. Shri Jagdish Tytler has also stated that at the relevant time on 1.11.84 he was present at 1 Safdarjang Road where the body of Late Smt. Indira Gandhi was lying in state and that at no point of time on that day he had gone near that Gurudwara. Witness Shri Surinder Singh, during his cross examination, admitted that he had not filed any affidavit earlier either before Justice Mishra Commission or any other authority regarding what he had stated now. It would appear that by itself cannot be a good ground for not beliving him. He has given evidence before this Commission and therefore what he has stated in his subsequent affidavit referred to by Shri Jagdish Tytler is not of much value. What appears from all this is that the subsequent affidavit was probably obtained by persuasion or under pressure. If this witness had really not seen Shri Jagdish Tytler in the mob or if he was not approached by Shri Tytler then he would not have come before the Commission to give evidence or would have told the Commission that the attack did not take place in that manner. For speaking the truth it was not necessary for him to wait till 5-2-2002 and file an additional affidavit. He was not called for cross examination by Shri Tytler.

As stated by Shri Gurbachan Singh (Witness-137) involvement of Shri Jagdish Tytler was also disclosed by the affected persons to the ‘Citizen Commission’ during the inquiry, which it had made within a short time after the riots. That inquiry was made by eminent persons of unquestionable integrity. Shri Govind Narain (Witness – 150) who had assisted the Citizens Committee, whose Chairman was Mr. Justice Sikri, has also stated that witnesses had told the Committee about participation by S/Shri H.K.L. Bhagat, Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler in the anti-Sikh riots. Relying upon all this material, the Commission considers it safe to record a finding that there is credible evidence against Shri Jagdish Tytler to the effect that very probably he had a hand in organizing attacks on Sikhs. The Commission, therefore, recommends to the Government to look into this aspect and take further action as may be found necessary.

POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Sep 08, 2012 AT 08:25 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 09, 2012 11:27 IST
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18/D-98
Sep 12, 2012
07:47 PM

And against whom Tyteler was protesting ? And why did he utter words like 'Maaro,Toro etc ??

And who is the Second leader deputed with Tyteler ? He is one Patnayak who was priviously with Navin Patnaik .Oddisa High Court had observed that Congressi Patnayak was habitual Bribe giver for allocation of mines. On appeal SC removed this sentence but not the charges against the Congressi Patnayak.
And what was the cause for the protests ?

Navin Panyak a Partner in in UPA 1 wrote a letter to Mamnohan Singh Pm to allot a Mine to Navin Jindal a Congress MP .Jindal wanted to convert in to liquid .This process requires huge quantities of Coal .Technology for this Method is available with Russia or one more Country perhaps Kazikstan. But Jindal brought in different Partner other than the two Countries who has the Technology.
Govt did not question the Technical capability of the Jindal's Partner and Jindal was granted a very big Mine in 2004.

Meanwhile Navin Patnyak also wrote another letter to Manmohan Singh stating Tatas too be granted another Mine for the Liquification of the Coal .Even the partner of Tatas had no experience like Jindla's partner.

Even Navin Jindal Congress MP wrote a letter to Manmohan Singh that Tatas should be granted a Mine!

Tatas too thus got a very big mine after 7 months of allocation of mine to Jindal in 2005 .

Let us forget the recommendations and allotment of mines at least Country would have been blessed with new Technolgy .But that too never happened .

Both the Mines are just fenced ,grass is growing and cows are merrily grazing green grass !

So not an ounce of Energy produced for the last 7-8 years from the Projects allotted to Jindals and Tatas.

Now the question arises against whom Tyteler and Congressi Patnayak held the protests ?? Protest was Against Navin Patnayak who wrote the letters to PM ?Or against Manmohan Singh who allotted the Mines or against both ???

Further was the protest against allocation of mine to Tatas or to Navin Jindal or against the both Tatas and Navin Jindal ??

Has any body any clue ??
Gratefull if I am wisened !

a k ghai
mumbai, India
17/D-27
Sep 12, 2012
06:51 AM

The master of political violence  is  at his best again! He deserve congress Ratna .

subhash saini
hoshiarpur, India
16/D-118
Sep 10, 2012
09:27 PM

 Irreverent Online >> Why is the NCW women so dumb-silent at what his men did to the lady constable? The silence of NCW on Odisha and Raza Academy in Mumbai is deafening!!

I think you have misunderstood NCW .

NCW is not "NATIONAL COUNCIL for  WOMEN". It is "NATION only for CONGRESS supporting WOMEN" !!

Ramki
Delhi, India
15/D-125
Sep 09, 2012
05:39 PM

This Jagdish Tytler organised violence is an extension to Sonia's vehement call to Congressmen to attack the opposition during coalgate sessions in the parliament.Not being satisfied with the verbal attacks,Congress directly under Tytler but morally under Sonia Gandhi has resorted to worst kind of rioting.These are early days before 2014 elections.

S.S.Nagaraj
Bangalore, India
14/D-124
Sep 09, 2012
05:37 PM

Giving supari to a person accused of massacre of Sikhs is a clever ploy by Congress to cutdown losses. At worst it is one loss for Congress for two crimes. If he can get away this time too, he is most likely used before 2014 elections too. Ek Ka Teen.

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
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