Tag Archives: 1984

The vilification of Sikhs

During the recent events surrounding retired Lt.Gen K.S. Brar, there has been hysterical reporting by certain sections of the Indian media. While the Indian media is not exactly a paragon of impartiality and balanced reporting, the recent coverage has left most readers we have spoken to in disbelief. It varies from misreporting and hysteria, to publishing material that is simply false. This has created a ...

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Court orders Govt to pay compensation for illegal killing and disappearances of sikh youth during 80’s

Chandigarh, Punjab: Years after militancy was crushed in Punjab, justice has been done to the families of youths who were picked up by the police, killed and cremated in gross violation of human rights. Closing the 16-year-old Punjab mass cremation case which involved the killing of youths in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Majithia districts of the state, the National Human ...

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Sikh Genocide victims to gherao Doabia Commission; Warns DGMC chief Sarna

Ludhiana, Punjab: The 1984 Genocide victims will gherao the Justice TS Doabia Commission, appointed by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) to probe the incidents of violence due to the congregation of religious leader Ashutosh, during its visit to Ludhiana on December 19. The president of the DSGMC, Paramjit Singh Sarna, had appointed the commission for a probe into ...

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Bay Area Sikhs launch BART ads in Oakland, SF to remember pogrom

San Francisco, California: A nonprofit Sikh organization launched a BART poster campaign this month in hopes that a photograph of an elderly crying woman will spur mainstream riders to learn more about the massacre of people in India 25 years ago. The 20-poster, $10,000-campaign on BART stations in San Francisco and Oakland is spearheaded by the Fremont-based Ensaaf group, said co-director Jaskaran Kaur. Ads appeared Nov. 2, and will last a month. The campaign is in honor of the 25th anniversary of pogroms against Sikhs in India.

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Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh visit's Bay Area, California

Fremont, California: Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, who was here on a invitation of the committee of Fremont Gurdwara Sahib, received a warm welcome from the sangat. Fremont Sangat welcomed the Singh Sahib and asked him to take the initiative of leading the efforts to get released the Sikh youth languishing in jails since 1984. Sangat ...

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