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Campaign for official recognition of Sikh Genocide launched in Surrey

Campaign for official recognition of Sikh Genocide launched in Surrey

The campaign for recognition of the 1984 Sikh massacre as Genocide in the Canadian parliament has been launched in Surrey on Saturday, June 29. Thousands of Sikhs were murdered all across India in the first week of November 1984 following the assassination of then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. The activists of the slain leader’s ruling Congress party[Read More…]

Rajiv Gandhi is Guilty

Rajiv Gandhi is Guilty

On December 17, 2018 two very conflicting signals emanated from the world’s so called largest democracy. While the Delhi High Court pronounced one accused involved in the 1984 Sikh massacre guilty, the other was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Thousands of Sikhs were murdered all over India following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi[Read More…]

Reflection on the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riot in Delhi

Reflection on the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riot in Delhi

The jail for life conviction of Delhi Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case is too little and too late judgment by the Delhi High Court. The Sikh’s killings occurred a day after Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards October 31, 1984. There were other Congress leaders, besides Sajjan Kumar like HKL Bhagat, Jagdish Tytler and[Read More…]

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Sajjan Kumar Gets Life Term In 1984 Riots Case

Sajjan Kumar Gets Life Term In 1984 Riots Case

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar has been found guilty and has been sentenced to life in jail for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots by the Delhi High Court, which cancelled an earlier court order acquitting him. Sajjan Kumar, 73, was convicted in the killing of five members of a family in Raj Nagar in Delhi. He has been asked[Read More…]

Canada must not shy away from calling 1984 Sikh massacre a genocide

Canada must not shy away from calling 1984 Sikh massacre a genocide

Considering recent political developments in India, Canada, which claims to be a human rights leader in the world, should stand up for the Sikhs and recognize the 1984 Sikh massacre as genocide. Thousands of Sikhs were murdered across India during the first week of November 1984 following the assassination of then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. The innocent[Read More…]

Challenging misinformation about 1984 Sikh massacre with simple facts

Challenging misinformation about 1984 Sikh massacre with simple facts

In one of the worst massacres in the history of India, the world’s so called largest secular democracy, thousands of innocent Sikhs were lynched and burnt alive, while their women were raped during the first week of November, 1984. The Sikh community, which makes up just two percent of the Indian population, was targeted by mobs all across the country[Read More…]

Justice rally for 1984 massacre held in Surrey

Justice rally for 1984 massacre held in Surrey

The victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh massacre were remembered at a justice rally held in Surrey on Sunday, November 4. Organized by Indians Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI) at Holland Park, the rally was well attended by South Asian activists who came together to denounce the pogrom aided and abetted by the Indian state following the assassination of then-Indian Prime[Read More…]

34 Year Long Mockery of Searching for The Killers of 1984 Sikh Massacre

34 Year Long Mockery of Searching for The Killers of 1984 Sikh Massacre

inssan abhee tak zinda hae, zinda hone per sharminda hae! Human beings are still alive, they are ashamed to be alive! [Shahid Nadeem’s couplet on silence of civil society against communal violence] For last 30 years, on every anniversary of 1984 massacre of Sikhs, this author has been reminding the Nation how Indian State and judiciary did not bother to[Read More…]

33 Years After 1984 Sikh Massacre: The RSS/BJP Rulers Continue The Façade Of Searching For Perpetrators

33 Years After 1984 Sikh Massacre: The RSS/BJP Rulers Continue The Façade Of Searching For Perpetrators

As citizens of India, the largest democracy on this earth, we relish to claim that we are part of a civilization based on the principles likeSatyameva Jayate (truth alone triumphs) and ahimsa (non-violence). Sadly, it may not be true for many of us, specially, minorities and Dalits. Despite Indian Constitution assuring no discrimination on the basis of religion and Caste,[Read More…]

Rahul Gandhi And Congress Need To Come Clean On 1984 To Prove Their Secular Credentials

Rahul Gandhi And Congress Need To Come Clean On 1984 To Prove Their Secular Credentials

  The Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Berkeley University has once again polarized the Hindu Right and so called secularists in the Indian politics. Gandhi was in US to address the university students where he attacked the current right wing Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government of India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He pointed out how sectarian[Read More…]

State Sponsored Terrorism Against Sikhs In November 1984 & The Role Of Peace Warriors:Lessons For The Indian Army

State Sponsored Terrorism Against Sikhs In November 1984 & The Role Of Peace Warriors:Lessons For The Indian Army

  A recent article published in the Countercurrents.org by Lalita Ramdas titled ‘Service Brats, Identity and Nationalism’ raised some crucial issues through the comments by honorable serving/retired army personnel. It is felt that a wider dissemination and debate is necessary into this aspect,since it raises the fundamental issue of whether a citizen of India, Lalita Ramdas, wife of Admiral L.[Read More…]

Why Even After 32 Years Of 1984 Sikh Massacre Perpetrators Roam Free?

Why Even After 32 Years Of 1984 Sikh Massacre Perpetrators Roam Free?

32 years back in the first week of 1984, thousands of Sikhs; children, women and men, all Indian citizens, were butchered, burnt alive or killed in the most sadistic manner in different parts of the country. There is no count of properties of Sikhs destroyed and seized. This massacre of Sikhs in independent India is often justified as a reaction[Read More…]