Gurdeep Kaur, president, Istri wing of 1984 Sikh Katle-Aam Peerat Welfare Society, and Karnail Singh Peermohammad, Sikhs for Justice convener (India), address mediapersons in Ludhiana.

Sikh leaders meet UN Secy-Gen, seek justice for victims

Ludhiana, Punjab: Gurdeep Kaur, the president of Istri Wing of “1984 Sikh Katle-Aam Peerat Welfare Society”, and the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) have given a representation to the Secretary, United Nations Organization (UNO), seeking justice for the 1984 genocide victims.

Disclosing this during a press conference here on Friday, Gurdeep Kaur and Karnail Singh Peermohammad, the SFJ convenor (India), and president of All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF), said, “Even after 30 years of the massacre, none of the culprits have been punished. In this regard, the SFJ filed a petition in Geneva in 2013. On November 7 this year, a delegation of Sikh leaders met UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and gave him a memorandum to set up a commission for conducting an inquiry in the “1984 genocide”, so that the Indian government could be pressed to award punishment to the guilty.”

The delegation included Gurdeep Kaur from India and Sikh leaders Gurpatwant Singh Pannu and Jasbir Singh from USA, and Jatinder Singh Grewal and Tejinder Kaur Atwal from Canada.

Urging the Punjab Government to recognise the 1984 anti-Sikh violence as “genocide”, Karnail Singh Peermohammad said it was unfortunate that the issue of justice for the genocide victims has been politicised by all political parties to garner votes.

Source: The Tribune

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