1st November 1984
Congress party MP Sajjan Kumar and Trade Union leader Lalit Maken handed out 100 rupee notes and bottles of liquor to assailants.
On the morning of 1st November, Sajjan Kumar was seen holding rallies in, at least, the following Delhi neighborhoods; in Palam Colony from 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM, in Kiran Gardens from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM, and in Sultanpuri from around 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM.
In Kiran Gardens at 8:00 AM, Sajjan Kumar was seen distributing iron rods from a parked truck to a group of 120 people and instructing them to “attack Sikhs, kill them, and loot and burn their properties”
The FIRST killing of a Sikh occurs in east Delhi.
Armed mobs with guns lead the way.
9:00 am: Armed mobs take over the streets of Delhi and launch a massacre.
Among the first targets are Gurdwaras.
Sikhs seen in cars, public transport, including buses and trains are being dragged out…Sikh men are being beaten with rods and tyres are being placed around their necks…doused with kerosene oil..they are being set a light!
Before they are being burnt they are pinned down and their hair and beards are being forcibly cut off.
120 Sikhs working at the Bokaro Steel Plant Jharkhand thrown alive into burning furnaces.
In Agartala, Tripura 40 Sikh families who took refuge in a police station to save their lives were burnt alive in the police station.
In Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 12 Sikhs were hanged from the ceiling at the railway platform.
Sikh women are being gang raped, beaten…stripped naked they sit next to the burning bodies of their husbands, bothers, sons.
40-50 Sikh girls are kidnapped and taken to a Chilla village where they are raped for 7 days!!
Sikh belongings are being looted, their homes and business set alight.
The police refuse to help or intervene.
In some cases, the Police actually assist the mobs by disarming Sikhs so they could attack them.
The worst affected areas are low income colonies like Trilokpuri, Shahdara, geeta colony,Mongolpuri, Sultanpuri and Palam Colony.
100’s of Gurdwara are being burnt, Shiri Guru Granth Sahib ji de saroop are being set alight…Waheguru.
This scene is being replicated in others parts of India.
The state media show looped video clips of Amitabh Bachchan raising slogans like “Khoon ka badla khoon” (blood for blood) and “Khoon ke chintey sikhon ke ghar tak pahunchni chahiye” (Splashes of blood should reach the doorsteps of Sikhs).