Tytler decision good, but justice is pending. says shoe-hurler

April 9th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS  

P. Chidambaram New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Jagdish Tytler’s decision not to contest the Lok Sabha election has not made Jarnail Singh feel victorious. The journalist who chucked a shoe at Home Minister P. Chidambaram in protest maintains that justice still needs to be done.
“I am not feeling victorious. This (Tytler’s move) may be good politically, but still justice needs to be done,” Singh told IANS here Thursday.

Singh shot to limelight and became a hero to many after he tossed a shoe at Chidambaram during a press conference Tuesday over the issue of a clean chit given to Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

“If the people who lost their near and dear ones think that it is good, it is fine. But the culprits should be brought to book,” he said.

Refuting the charge that his act was politically motivated, Singh said: “I am not with any party and not joining any party. Please concentrate on the issue.”

Singh’s act has added fuel to the widespread discontent among the victims of Sikh riots, which followed the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984 by two of her Sikh security guards at her residence.

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