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Check out the two jokes, above and below: and guess which joke had Sikhs around the world protesting and Indian politicians shedding crocodile tears! [Details from cartoon: courtesy, sikhtoons.com]

1984

Incredible India:
Two Jokes, Two Reactions

Poem & Cartoons by VISHAVJIT SINGH

 

 

 

Incredible India!

That's the official slogan

 

So let me give you

An incredible example

 

On the last day of October

In the year 1984

 

Indira Gandhi fell

To her bodyguards' bullet spell

 

Hell broke loose

Revenge was in the news

 

Sikh men were hunted

As mobs grunted

 

Fire was the main weapon

Kerosene its deathly maiden

 

Thousands burnt alive

To ashy delight

 

Nation mourned

Its downed tyrant

 

Sikhs cried 'Justice!'

But the guilty escaped

That's how life just is

 

Except one named Kishori Lal

With an amazing tale

 

He literally hacked Sikh men

Not one

Not Two

Not Three

...  On and On

 

Cut them into pieces

In front of little kids

 

So it was justice

When he got convicted

 

Sentenced to death seven times

Amazingly by lower courts

 

But there is justice

Even for those convicted

 

Supreme Court of India

Commuted death to life terms

 

Had enough?

Well, not quite

 

Sentence Review Board

Recommended Kishori's release

 

Based on good conduct

Oh, please!

 

Lieutenant Governor agreed

Ordered the butcher released

 

Victims families screamed

For now the stay is freezed

 

What can I say

It's a joke!

 

A joke like

Jay Leno's?

 

Truly, it is

Incredible, India!

 

 

February 19, 2012

 

Conversation about this article

1: Balbir Arora (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.), February 19, 2012, 4:55 AM.

Mera Bharat mahaan, Saarey beyeemaan ...

2: Sukhwinder Singh (Ajitgarh, Punjab), February 21, 2012, 3:11 AM.

I agree with you, Vishavjit Singh: the Indian Ministers and diplomats who were so much excited with Jay Leno's joke, why are they mum on the release of the Butcher of Trilokpuri? Yeah, crocodile tears indeed. Also strange that those amongst us who were clamouring about Jay Leno all over the internet and the "courts", now have nothing to say about this joke being played out in New Delhi.

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