As the Supreme Court on Wednesday release order of AG PerarivalanAnd one of The seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, families of Victims who Die with The former Prime Minister in suicide bombing attack in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on On May 21, 1991, he said the ruling was an “injustice” to them.
Excluding Rajiv Gandhi, 15 others were killed in the bomb attackincluding the police personnel and Congress party Workers. Indianexpress.com Track Other of Their families, who live changed Forever on that day and spoke to them post Supreme Court ruling.
Anasuya Daisy Earnest, retired police officer
Now a retired police officer, Anasuya Daisy Earnest was an assistant inspector in Security arrangements in Sriperumbudur gathering at the time of the explosion took place. badly injured, with Burns and embedded pellets in Ha bodyShe was admitted to the hospital for Almost three months.
remember how I felt when Tada court in 1988 sentenced the seven convicts to death Anasonia says“I felt so happy when they got death sentence. It felt like we were given true justice. But, over The last Three decades, I’ve seen these criminals escape with Law as a sentence type kept shrinking during appeal, only to realize that they were now completely free.”
“This is amazing shows how The justice system defective and it’s just on paper in our country” says. “If they release these six The convicts, then they also Release the convicts in Coimbatore bomb explosions? Why do you keep them in jailwhen they can just Release everyone? ‘ she asks.
talking about how Perarivalan and his mother Arputhammal spoke of 31-year Long prison, Anasya says”But, who Ask them to be in jail for we will miss you? court followed with they death sentence, they would have gone by now.”
“As an innocent, I still live until now with Pain, so when I see a criminal walk out Free, it bothers me, ‘Hey says.
Onusia thinks that the convicts are in The case was treated as “VIPs” throughout. “Over the years, (the convicts) kept coming out on spent time with they family. Even today, they are given VIP treatment as if they did something big. CM MK Stalin greeted them with The utmost respect noted Perarivalan mother As “either”. Is it give I have that much respect too? ‘ She asks.
Santani Begum, Mahila Congress leader killed in Explosion
Ha son Abbas 40 years old cell phone shop owner
For Abbas, who He was 10 years old when he was mother Santani Begum was killed, and Pirarifalan was released back painful memories of how his family life changed in Wamda 31 years ago.
“I was in second degree when i lost my mother – She was the Chairperson of the South Chennai Mahila Conference. Lost father A few years before that. We were seven children, five brothers, two sisters and me mother He was the sole breadwinner of The family. “
Abbas, 40, still remembers his day mother Killed, killed. “I remember brother trying to stop my mother From attending the march as we were alone home. But she had to go as our leader, Rajiv Gandhi, was, “He says.
increase up without parents It was a struggle, Abbas said. There are no words to explain the hardships me and my brothers have faced. still chasing us Until now ” says. While the number of victims and families is affected of Policemen got compensatory jobs, LPG distribution centers, etc. onAbbas said that his family was ignored. “me met Rajiv Gandhi family in Delhi sent several messages to them in search of them help. But I think that people in they office did not forward my messages. Congressional leaders come to us to demand for us support Whenever there is a file move To release the convicts in Case, but do not bother us at the end times,” he is says.
“After all we’ve been through, when I heard of the verdict yesterday, I was very disappointed… This is unfair. How do we accept the verdict?” he asked.
Wondering if Perarivalan is the only one one who Abbas suffered says”for me mother is back home in plastic bag. That was the picture I remember. why not one Talking about our pain and suffering? For him (Perarivalan), it was 31-year suffering, but for It’s suffering for life,” says Abbas.
What pisses off Abbas? how Everyone is celebrating post Referee including the president minister. “when I see people Celebrate, all I remember is how for me family I shed my tears and struggled to get it one A meal a day…why not one Think of us? ” Wonders.
Durman, a policeman was killed in Explosion
for him son Rajkumar, works in a hotel
Darman was a special branch head policeman in Kanchipuram. Describing the accident Durman son Rajasekhar had earlier told The Indian Express, “We were enjoying our summer vacation with a relative. house in Red Hills near Chennai when a policeman arrived at our door with The news that dad was killed in blast. I was in Eighth class was my sister just 10 years and me brother It was five.”
Youngest Darman son Rajkumar once said that father died, his mother It had to step up and take over the responsibility of The family. Our whole life changed after that day. But, somehow, we managed to come up and succeed in life ” says.
Rajkumar wouldn’t mind being Perarivalan set Free. “Look, he served more of his life for 31 years old now and different condition, bought the two used 9v batteries for The attack. whether that true Or not, we don’t do that know,” he is says.
“Perarivalan in jail or not it does not matter us Because in the end of Today, it won’t bring up father back to us. We are still happy and we continue to do so live Our life ” says.
However, Rajkumar said he was saddened to see the respect and treatment Pirarifalan received after the ruling. “If I want to meet the president minister Today, it will be so hardBecause I’m a normal person. But, how Is this the criminal who It was recently released to meet CM And he gets a property transaction from him with a hug? no just which – which, people be also Celebrating the cracking of biscuits, which really pisses me off, ‘Hu says. “Why did we not get the importance that these convicts gain?” Asked. would like to take issue up with The government soon.
Edward Joseph, the police inspector was murdered in Explosion
John Joseph brotherretired و government employee
Edward Joseph brother John, who Retired from the State Secretariat, had earlier filed a separate review petition in Supreme court against Release of convicts. blast left Edward’s wife, who He was a teacher, and two daughters, aged five and seven, were alone.
“Edward was 39 when he was killed, I was three years younger. I was on my own house in Chennai when a policeman came to tell me that he had an ‘accident’. Until I got to the morgue, I didn’t know John remembers. “The suffering was there for All families, and still exist today. These scars are not easily erased.”
This case, and especially that of Perarivalan, is politically motivated. Everyone (political parties) wants to take credit for release him” says John. he is also doubt role of Jane Committee that was set up To investigate the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
“The verdict is very disappointing. This just shows That criminals can get away with Any thing. What is a file guarantee That won’t happen again? John asks, questioning the festivities after the ruling. “People are exploding crackers and dancing on Roads after judgment. Perarivalan was a freedom fighter for Such festivities? Don’t we deserve anything? compensation? “