Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on 21st May. Should his death anniversary be commemorated ?
In my opinion it should certainly not,
Why should we commemorate a man who
(1) Was responsible for brutal murder of about 5000 Sikhs in 1984 by giving oral instructions that for 3 days let Sikhs be murdered in revenge for the killing of his mother by 2 Sikh security personnel ( see my blog ' Sikh 'Riots', 1984 ' ). Consequently a large number of Sikhs were killed usually by pouring petrol on them, and setting them on fire.
(2)Legislatively nullified the progressive and humanitarian Shahbano judgment of the Supreme Court for giving maintenance to divorced Muslim women, just to retain the Muslim vote bank
(3) Got thousands of our soldiers killed in a stupid, meaningless war in Srilanka ?