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'1984 riots culprits must be held accountable'

August 18, 2005 13:06 IST

International human rights' organisation Amnesty International has urged the Congress-led government to fulfil its 'promises' to hold to account with 'speed' any individual, including police and government officials, found responsible for human rights violations.

"The organisation is concerned about further delays in the pursuit of justice for these victims and continuing impunity for its perpetrators," Amnesty said commenting on the Nanavati Commission report.

Referring to the government's announcement that cases against individuals named in the Nanavati report would be reopened and re-examined 'within the ambit of law', Amnesty said it welcomes these steps but is concerned about delays.

"Twenty-one years after the violence against Sikhs in 1984, virtually no one has been held to account," it said.

"A similar pattern of delays to justice and impunity for perpetrators exists for other large scale incidents of human rights violations in the country," it alleged.

Amnesty International said it is also concerned about the "ongoing impunity" for perpetrators of human rights abuses against Muslims in Gujarat in 2002.

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Sub: They are accountable to the madam only.

Under the existing situation as it prevails today. However, it is stunning Y the Atal sarkar failed to do anything about this serious matter although ...


Posted by chanakya





Sub: Is India serious about anything.

Sir, Amenesty International is right in saying that in India there exists a system of delaying justice almost always and also that the high and ...


Posted by rajesh malhotra





Sub: Amnesty International itself is a biased organization

Bringing Congress Govt culprits to justice is a good move but.... Ask Amnesty to shout in China, Pakistan and Bangladesh for cleaning of Hindus, UAE ...


Posted by deepak





Sub: Human Right abuses

All human abuses in various countries have their close relationship with the political governance of that region. Power enjoyed by politicians does not stand to ...


Posted by AswathaKumar





Sub: Hold 1984 culprits accountable.

Great. Thanks for reminding. Further, why donot go to Iraq and also Kashmir and inform Prez Bush and the militants about human rights. If gone, ...


Posted by A N Ramachandra




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