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Email this article Comment on this articlePrinter-Friendly News :: Civil & Human Rights Chronology of events compared : Sikh Riots and Post-Godhra RiotsAuthor Indian Date Created 22 Aug 2005 More details... Date Edited 22 Aug 2005 06:05:58 PM Rating Current rating: 0 License This work is in the public domain Chronology of events compared : Sikh Riots and Post-Godhra Riots : Respective administrations actions during the crisis . You can see Congress government and other seculars have no moral right to blame CM Narendra Modi , as he did his job perfectly right . Rajive Gandhi shamlessly delayed bringing Army to quell riots . CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS SIKH RIOTS AND POST-GODHRA RIOTS Sikh Riots -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS OCTOBER 31 09.40 Mrs. Indira Gandhi assassinated 10.00 All senior defence officers informed and apprehension of trouble. 10.30 Meeting at PM's house where security discussed and suggestion for calling out the army given. Among those present: Commissioner Police, Lt. Governor of Delhi and M.L Fotedar. 11.00 AIR announces attempt on PM's life 12.00 AIR announces PM in hospital 13.30 Radio Australia announces Mrs. Gandhi dead 14.00 Spotnews in front of newspaper offices announces Mrs. Gandhi dead Special one page editions of dailies announce Mrs. Gandhi's assailants as two Sikhs and one clean shaven Sikh. 16.00 Violence starts outside AIIMS. Unarmed persons beat up Sikhs and burn their turbans in the presence of a large number of armed forces. 18.00 AIR announces Mrs. Gandhi dead, and soon after swearing in of Mr.Rajiv Gandhi as MP along with three cabinet ministers. 22.00 Violence and burning in many parts of Delhi. 23.00 Senior MP phones Home Minister and informs him of situation in Delhi. Home Minister reportedly said that everything was under control Sometime late at night: A top level review of law and order situation by PM's Secretariat and late at Home Ministry. night In the day Army alerted (around 14.00) NOVEMBER 1 Violence, burning, killing and looting in all parts of Delhi all day and night. Mourners visit Teen Murti all day. Morning Mr. Shiv Shankar, Mr. Narsimha Rao and Lt. Governor and President contacted by many MPs and prominent citizens including those with armed forces background report on the situation in Delhi and the need to call out the army. Home Minister informed that army will need clear cut instructions and need for joint centre of operation to coordinate army and civilian authorities. Killing starts in places like Trilokpuri. 14.00 army called out 14.30 Shiv Shankar in contact with Gavai; Gavai informs that curfew being considered. 16.00 Charan Singh meets President to brief him about events and need for army protection. 18.00 Indefinite curfew imposed 18.30 An M.P contracts Home Minister to inform of the situation in Delhi and that troops were not around 20.00 PM informs leaders of opposition that there are not enough troops in Delhi Night Large scale killing of Sikhs. Not one round fired by the army and no flag marches Rumour that water supply poisoned all over Delhi and rumour supported by many police station. NOVEMBER 2 The body of PM lies in state. Curfew and shoot at sight orders all day. Looting and killing continues all day. All Delhi bound trains cancelled. Mourners visit Teen Murti House all day. 08.30 A senior MP phones Home Minister regarding the danger to incoming trains 10.15 An M. P contacts Shiv Shankar and asks that protection be given to trains Note: No army protection given and 43 trains passengers reported killed in Delhi (Times of India November 3, 1984) 13.30 A M.P contacts Shri Shiv Shankar and informs him about the situation in the city. Mr. Shiv Shankar tries to contact the Home Minister, Lt. Governor, Krishanaswamy Rao Saheb and Wali but none available. Afternoon Killings continue in areas like Sultanpuri, Mangolpuri. Few peace marches in the city. Gangs roaming certain areas with iron rods and trishuls in presence of armed forces. Evening PM makes appeals for peace and states that he cannot and will not allow violence Night Killing and violence continue in some parts of the city. Some victims collect at police thanas. Army did not fire a single round or conduct flag marches all day. NOVEMBER 3 Curfew relaxed from 09.00 to 20.00. Sporadic violence around city all day. Morning Oppositions parties and Congress (I) MPs contacted by many citizens about the extent of the problem and killings in Delhi. 12.30 Funeral procession starts from Teen Murti Afternoon Terror stricken victims of violence collect in thanas and Gurudwaras 16.00 Funeral pyre lit at Shanti Van 23.30 Lt. Governor P. G. Gavai proceeds on leave Mr. M. M. K. Wali appointed Lt. Governor NOVEMBER 4 Curfew continues in city Super Bazaar in West Patel Nagar looted. Stabbing incidence in Shandara , Badarpur and Anand Prabat.Cabinet expanded Approximately 50, 000 Sikhs in relief camps Most of the relief organised by voluntary agencies. NOVEMBER 5 Curfew relaxed from 05.00 to 21.00 Exchange of fire in Chuna Mandi Two persons burnt alive in Nathu Chowk Conditions in most relief camps still chaotic NOVEMBER 6 Curfew relaxed from 05.00 to 21.00 Joint Secretaries put in charge of camps. Civil Administration takes over from the army the charge of running camps. Relief Schemes announced (but enough forms not available with government on November 11, forms printed privately by voluntary agencies) Gujarat Riots -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS FEB 27, 2002 8.03 AM: Incident at Godhra claims lives of 57 kar sevaks 8.30 AM: Modi is informed of the carnage. 4.30 PM: Gujarat Assembly adjourned and Modi visits Godhra where he holds a meeting, giving shoot-at-sight orders to the police. 10.30 PM: CM holds meeting with senior government officials at Gandhinagar; orders curfew in sensitive places and pre-emptive arrests. FEB 28, 2002 8.00 AM: Special control room set up in CM's house to monitor the situation during VHP bandh. 12.00 PM: Modi informally contacts Centre for calling in army. Cabinet Secretary T.R. Prasad tells Defence Secretary Y. Narain that army is to be mobilised. 12.30 PM: Vice-Chief of Army Staff Lt-General N.C. Vij tells Narain that only two columns are available as the rest are deployed on the border. 12.35 PM: Prasad directs Narain to advise Chief of Army Staff Gen Padmanabhan to have troops ready due to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Ahmedabad. 12.45 PM: Narain tells Vij to arrange immediate movement of troops to Gujarat. 4.00 PM: Modi requests army deployment following consultations with Advani. 6.45 PM: Cabinet Committee on Security meets under the prime minister's chairmanship; approves the immediate movement of troops to Ahmedabad and other parts of Gujarat. Vajpayee deputes Fernandes to supervise the deployment of troops. 7.00 PM: The Gujarat Government's formal request for army deployment is received in Delhi. 11.30 PM: Airlifting of troops begins. MARCH 1, 2002 2.30 AM: A brigade reaches Ahmedabad. The 54th Division's General Officer Commanding contacts acting Chief Secretary. 9.00 AM: Discussions between representatives of the army and the state take place, followed by troop flag march in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad police received 3,500 calls on February 28 SOURCE :Outlook Chronology Of Events Annexure I What happened when during October 31 to November 6, 1984 SOURCE : India Today Chronology of Crisis Publication: India Today Date: Mar 18, 2002 .......................000000000