London,UK: It is learnt that the Sikh Federation (UK) announced on Sunday the 14th October 2012 at Guru Arjan Dev Ji Gurdwara, Derby when commemorating the Shaheedi day of Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha that an event would be taking place on Tuesday October 30, 2102 in the UK Parliament and MPs, Lords and Sikhs will be gathering in Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminister (in the new Houses of Parliament building) from 6-8pm where the National Sikh Youth Federation (NSYF) will be launching a new exhibition titled – A Candle in the Dark – An Exhibition of Sikh History
This exhibition will showcase how, in the context of Sikh history, Guru Nanak’s mission to build a truly utopian society encountered violent opposition. “The exhibition would be a journey through the challenges faced by Sikhs from the beginnings of the Sikh Way, right up to the shocking events of recent Sikh history, the Genocide of November 1984” a representative of NSYF told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN).
According to the NSYF the exhibition was being launched to commemorate the atrocities of the genocide in November 1984. An estimated 30,000 Sikhs were killed in an orchestrated and premeditated attack aiming to vanquish enduring proponents of Guru Nanak’s ideology; who did not succumb to the atrocities of the attack on Amritsar (Operation Blue Star) and the purge of Sikh youth in Operation Woodrose.
According to information the exhibition would tour the United Kingdom for 6-8 weeks with venues currently booked in:
London 31st Oct – 4th Nov
Midlands 8th Nov – 11th Nov
Leeds 15th Nov – 18th Nov
Glasgow 22nd Nov – 25th Nov
Cardiff 29th Nov – 2nd Dec
“The event will raise awareness about the November 1984 genocide and the continued human rights abuses in Punjab with a special focus on the cases of Kulbir Singh Barapind and Daljit Singh Bittu” Dabinderjit Singh of Sikh Federation UK (SFUK) told Sikh Siyasat News.
The organization (SFUK) has issued appealed to the Sikhs in UK to contact their MP and ask them to attend the event on Tuesday 30 October 2012 between 6-8pm in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminister.