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Who Are the Guilty-Causes and Impact of the Delhi Riots

Who Are the Guilty?
Causes and Impact of the Delhi Riots A FACT-FINDING team jointly organised by the People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and People's Union for Civil Liber- ties (PUCL) in the course of investigations from November 1 to November 10, has come to the conclusion that the attacks on members of the Sikh Community in Delhi and its suburbs during the period, far from being a spontaneous expression of "madness" and of popular "grief and anger'' at Indira Gandhi's assassination as made out to be by the authorities, were the outcome of a well-organised plan marked by acts of both deliberate commission and omission by important politicians of the Congress(I) at the top and by authorities in the administration. Although there was indeed popular shock, grief and anger, the violence that followed was the handiwork of a determined group which was inspired by different sentiments altogether.

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