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Indian court hands down first death sentence over 1984 anti-Sikh riots

NEW DELHI: An Indian court Tuesday handed down the first death sentence over anti-Sikh riots in 1984 that left nearly 3,000 dead following the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi. Relatives of victims rejoiced in the capital New Delhi after the judge announced the verdict, the first since a Special Investigation Team took over the probe in 2015. The 1984 carnage erupted just hours after then prime minister Gandhi was killed by her Sikh bodyguards. It lasted three days with Sikhs raped and murdered, their…

India orders fresh inquiry into 1984 Sikh massacre

India is to reopen nearly 200 unsolved cases associated with a frenzied massacre of Sikhs in 1984 that left nearly 3,000 dead, mainly in the capital New Delhi. The Supreme Court said Wednesday it would task a new three-member panel with "reinvestigating" 186 cases previously closed by police into the deadly mob violence directed against the Sikh minority. The carnage erupted just hours after then prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards, and lasted three days with Sikhs raped and murdered,…

Indian woman claims to be Indira Gandhi’s granddaughter

NEW DELHI: An Indian woman who claims to be the secret granddaughter of the murdered former prime minister Indira Gandhi has gone to court to block a new Bollywood movie that she says shows the dynasty in a bad light. Priya Singh Paul, 48, told a press conference on Monday she had been adopted as a baby and only told after she grew up that her biological father was Indira's eldest son Sanjay, who died in a plane crash in 1980. She is fighting a legal battle for access to her birth certificate and adoption papers, but said…

8 most powerful female world leaders

Women today are standing by the side of men in every walk of life. We can find active female in every profession even they are playing pivotal role in world politics today. But there was a time when women were considered nothing more than a home commodity and there were few women at that time who stood firm to change their image. Here is the list of most influential women who entered the world politics and changed the history. They set a path for other women to follow and that’s why they are among the most powerful people of…

10 most popular assassination of great world leaders

The murder of politician, religious leader or any big celebrity is called assassination. Here we have compiled a list of great political leaders who got assassinated. Some of them carved out new states on the world map, some of them wrote the history and some changed the standard of living of their people but somehow they could not pleased all the factions of the society.