The prime witness in the trial of 1984 Massacre Of Sikhs Jagdish Kaur said that ever since she saw Amitabh Bachchan spewing venom in full public glare she never watched any of his movies or programmes on TV. “Any mention of him or his work reminds me of his role in the 1984 riots,” she said.
NEW DELHI – ‘khun ka badla khun sae laengae, ’ said Bollywood legend and then Congress party stooge-MP Amitabh Bachchan, according to a prime witness in 1984 massacre of Sikhs case
The witness Jagdish Kaur has alleged that Bachchan shouted this line two times instigating the rioters. Kaur said that everyone who had been watching Doordarshan saw how Bachchan provoked the rioters.
“I wonder why no one in India lodged case against Amitabh Bachchan for provoking killing of Sikhs,” said Jagdish Kaur while talking to Times Of India on Thursday.
Following Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her Sikh bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, India erupted in violence against Sikhs in 1984. Reminiscing the sad memories of hate crime against Sikhs she said, “I watched live relay on Doordarshan and saw Amitabh Bachchan raising his arm and shouting the slogan, ‘khun ka badla khun sae laengae’ (Blood for blood) two times. ”
“I am not concerned that a case has been registered against him in Australia but all I want to know why nobody noticed Amitabh’s provoking statement in India,” Kaur asked.
She said that ever since she saw Amitabh spewing venom in full public glare she never watched any of his movies or programmes on TV. “Any mention of him or his work reminds me of his role in the 1984 riots,” she said.
Recently a US-based Sikh human rights group lodged a criminal complaint against Bachchan in Australia for instigating and abetting 1984 anti Sikh riots. Australia’s ‘Criminal Code Act 1995’ states that Australian courts can have jurisdiction over cases involving crimes against humanity irrespective of whether the offense was committed in Australia or not.
Jagdish Kaur, then 42, had seen her husband and son being murdered in cold blood by a frenzied mob inside her house in Palam Colony (West Delhi) on November 1st 1984. She also saw her three brothers Narinder Pal Singh, 35, Raghwinder Singh, 28 and Kuldeep Singh ,21, all contractors with MES, burning to death by the mob while they were trying to save themselves.