Tag Archives: 1984 genocide

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 ...

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Phoolka seeks relief for kin of soldiers killed in 1984 genocide

Amritsar, Punjab: Even after 30 years, the widows and close relatives of the defence personnel killed in the Sikh genocide of 1984 have not received any compensation, Supreme Court lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka has said here. Till date, the Ministry of Defence had not made the names of the victim soldiers public, said Phoolka. The lawyer ...

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Sardar united India, 1984 genocide divided it, says Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the late PM Indira Gandhi as the government commemorated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary on Friday, and also brought up the anti-Sikh riots that followed her assassination in 1984. However, neither Modi nor any National Democratic Alliance minister went to Gandhi’s memorial at Shakti Sthal, where many Congress leaders, including party chief Sonia Gandhi ...

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30 Years of Remembering and the Sin of Forgetting

The cycle stands have gone, the boundary walls are higher and new buildings have sprouted on what used to be open spaces. The only remaining evidence of the mob violence here 30 years ago is a star-shaped crack on the marble surface of a sidewall, made by bullets fired by Indian security personnel into Delhi’s Gurudwara Rakabganj on 1 November ...

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‘Declare Sikhs killed in 1984 riots martyrs’

New Delhi: A high-power delegation led by Gurmeet Singh Shunty, member and former general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), has asked Sri Akal Takhat Sahib that the Sikhs killed in 1984 genocide should be declared martyrs. In a letter written to Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Shunty said Sikhs were killed in the riots as they kept their ...

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