Nearly 2,733 people lost their lives in Delhi alone in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots which had erupted after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi. At least 12 inquiry commissions and committees have been set up over the last three decades but despite promises made before every election, successive governments have failed to punish the people who were responsible for the 1984 genocide. With the SC now appointing a SIT to look into 186 cases which they say were closed without investigation, the issue has taken centrestage again. What does it mean for the Congress in the run up to 2019 elections? Is it an order with huge political ramifications?