Rare Footage from November 1984 Delhi during the mass killings of Sikhs on the streets of the capital following assassination of Indira Gandhi.
1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms took place in India after the assassination of Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984. India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh guards acting in the aftermath of Operation Bluestar.
Over the next four days nearly 3000 Sikhs were massacred in systematic killings planned and led by Congress activists and sympathizers. The then Congress government was widely criticized for doing very little at the time, if not acting as a conspirator, especially since voting lists were used to identify Sikh families.
The then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi allegedly made a statement emphasizing the importance of his mother, while discounting the death of thousands, “When a big tree falls, the earth is bound to shake” on the Sikh carnage.