Post Tagged with: "Sikh Pogrom of 1984"

Sajjan-The Thug

Sajjan-The Thug

Some recent political developments in India remind me of a legend associated with the founder of Sikhism. Guru Nanak, whose birth anniversary was celebrated on November 8, is credited for traveling widely, reforming the misguided and encouraging them to follow the path of truth and justice. One of those who came under his influence was Sajjan, the thug, who ran[Read More…]

by 14/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Protests staged all over Punjab in memory of 38th anniversary of 1984 anti-Sikh Riots

Protests staged all over Punjab in memory of 38th anniversary of 1984 anti-Sikh Riots

Engulfing over 10 districts of Punjab, organisations related to CPI (ML) New Democracy, raised protest rallies commemorating 38th anniversary of massacre of the Sikh Community in aftermath of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s killing yesterday from 4.30-5.30. Spirit of resistance reached it’s crescendo like a spark igniting, resurrecting memories of the 1984 blood path whose very path the RSS is trodding[Read More…]

by 04/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
38th anniversary of 1984 Sikh Massacre: Killers yet to be identified and punished

38th anniversary of 1984 Sikh Massacre: Killers yet to be identified and punished

inssan abhee tak zindaa hae, zindaa hone per sharminda hae! Human beings are still alive; They are ashamed to be alive! [Renowned cultural-political-human rights activist of Pakistan, Shahid Nadeem’s Urdu couplet on the silence of the civil society on attacks on minorities in Pakistan. He received forty lashes for writing and singing these lines by the Zia regime in Pakistan][Read More…]

by 02/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
The best gifts for Sikhs from Muslim filmmakers this year

The best gifts for Sikhs from Muslim filmmakers this year

Close to the 38th anniversary of the Sikh Genocide, two Indian movies have tried to expose the reality of the world’s so called largest secular democracy. Laal Singh Chaddha and Jogi depict the state sponsored massacre of the Sikhs in the first week of November 1984, following the assassination of then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. Both are[Read More…]

by 01/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
1984: When they came for the Sikhs

1984: When they came for the Sikhs

It was the summer of 2018 when I was visiting Berlin with my family. My curiosity for the history of the Holocaust was one of the reasons that took me there. Once we drove to the city from Frankfurt, where we landed for the first leg of our vacation to Europe, I began searching for any landmark associated with Martin[Read More…]

by 04/06/2022 Comments are Disabled India
No Army Veteran Dares To Publish How Rulers ‘Ambushed’ Indian Army From Preventing 1984 Sikh Genocide

No Army Veteran Dares To Publish How Rulers ‘Ambushed’ Indian Army From Preventing 1984 Sikh Genocide

I salute the veterans who recently dared to write to the President and Prime Minister of India regarding “open call of the genocide of Indian Muslims”; their letter also mentions targeting of other minorities like Christians, Dalits and Sikhs. These brave soldiers and other eminent personalities have written exactly what needed to be said to the powers that be –[Read More…]

by 07/01/2022 Comments are Disabled India
37 Year-Long Mockery Of Searching For The Killers Of 1984 Sikh Massacre

37 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 Urdu couplet on the silence of the civil society against communal violence. He received forty lashes for writing and singing these lines by the Zia regime in Pakistan] For almost last four decades, on every anniversary of[Read More…]

by 02/11/2021 Comments are Disabled India
An Eye-Witness account to anti Sikh killings in Trilokpuri in Delhi in 1984

An Eye-Witness account to anti Sikh killings in Trilokpuri in Delhi in 1984

Joseph Maliakan is a veteran journalist who worked with Indian Express at the time when Delhi was burning in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Mrs Indira Gandhi was assassinated on October 31st, 1984 at her official residence in Delhi by her own security guards, who happened to be Sikhs. Though the incident happened at around 9 am in the[Read More…]

by 01/11/2021 Comments are Disabled India
IAPI honours Mandeep Nagra for being instrumental behind Sikh Genocide proclamation 

IAPI honours Mandeep Nagra for being instrumental behind Sikh Genocide proclamation 

The Surrey City Councillor whose efforts led to the recognition of state sponsored massacre of Sikhs in India was presented with medal by members of Indians Abroad for Pluralist India on Tuesday, November 10. Mandeep Nagra was instrumental behind the Sikh Genocide Remembrance Month proclamation read out by Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum on Monday night. Thirty-six years after the well-organized[Read More…]

by 11/11/2020 Comments are Disabled World
RSS Ideologue Nana Deshmukh Who Justified 1984 Sikh Massacre Is A ‘Bharat Ratna’ Now

RSS Ideologue Nana Deshmukh Who Justified 1984 Sikh Massacre Is A ‘Bharat Ratna’ Now

inssan abhee tak zinda hae, zinda hone per sharminda hae! Human beings are still alive; they are ashamed to be alive! [Shahid Nadeem’s Urdu couplet on silence of the civil society against communal violence. He received forty lashes for writing and singing these lines by Zia regime in Pakistan] [In more than last three decades, on every anniversary of the[Read More…]

by 03/11/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Vigil in memory of the victims of Sikh Genocide held in Surrey

Vigil in memory of the victims of Sikh Genocide held in Surrey

Members of the South Asian community came together to raise their voices for justice to the survivors of state sponsored violence against Sikhs in the first week of November, 1984. Organized by Indians Abroad for Pluralist India, the vigil was opened by Indigenous activist Jenifer Allen, at Holland Park in Surrey, on the evening of Sunday, November 1. She tried[Read More…]

by 03/11/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Ginnu Never Returned from Bidar, Karnataka: Nov 1984’s Violence Spirals

Ginnu Never Returned from Bidar, Karnataka: Nov 1984’s Violence Spirals

36 years after the anti-Sikh pogroms, murders– immediate and subsequent– remain unsolved, unacknowledged, unreported. This November marks 36 years since the anti-Sikh pogroms in India. Hearing the voices of survivors debunks the propaganda that this violence was spontaneous; or that it was instigated, condoned, and beneficial to only one political party; or that the violence was contained swiftly—survivor stories exemplify[Read More…]

by 31/10/2020 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
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…]

by 01/07/2019 1 comment Human Rights
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…]

by 04/01/2019 4 comments Human Rights
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…]

by 05/11/2018 1 comment India
Do Not Forget The Anti-Sikh Pogrom of 1984!

Do Not Forget The Anti-Sikh Pogrom of 1984!

31 October 2017 – thirty three years have passed since the anti-Sikh pogrom carried out in Delhi between 31st October and 4th November 1984, following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh body guards.  The official figure of those massacred in the violence stands at 2700, while according to unofficial estimates it is closer to 4000 in[Read More…]

by 01/11/2017 Comments are Disabled Human Rights