Website of Sikh for Justice (SJF) hacked – Complaint filed with FBI and other authorities
February 8, 2012 | By Harpreet Singh
New York, USA (February 6, 2012): The website of Sikh for Justice (SFJ), (http://sikhsforjustice.org), a US based human rights advocacy group which is seeking justice for the victims of November 1984 Sikh Genocide, has been hacked. SFJ has filed a written complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a Unit of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which is responsible for investigating and prosecuting internet crimes.
The cyber attack on the group’s website has come at a time when SFJ is in the midst of active litigation before the US Federal Court with Indian National Congress and Union Minister Kamal Nath for their respective roles in organizing November 1984 Genocide of Sikhs. According attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, legal advisor to SFJ, the recent cyber attack on the SFJ website is part of the well coordinated efforts by certain quarters to silence Sikh community’s demand for justice which has gained global momentum through the active litigation at international forums. However, such nefarious attacks will only make the Sikh community more resolute and united in its pursuit of justice for victims of November 1984, added attorney Pannun.
According to Jatinder Singh Grewal coordinator SFJ Canada, since the groups is actively disseminating true facts and figures regarding November 1984 Sikh Genocide, those who are being exposed by such dissemination of information are trying to subvert the outreach efforts so the facts could remain buried as they have been for the past 27 years.
Since its inception, SFJ has led a number of causes where it exposed the human rights abuses against Sikhs and lack of justice to the victims.
- Criminal complaint filed against Amitabh Bachchan with Australia’s Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for inciting, aiding and abetting organized attack on Sikh population of India during November 1984.
- Case filed before U.S. Federal Court against Union Minister Kamal for leading attack on Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib on November 1, 1984 in which many Sikhs were burnt alive.
- Cased filed against Indian National Congress for conspiring, aiding, abetting and carrying out organized attacks on Sikh population of India in November 1984 under Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA).
- Approached US Department of State, Government of Canada and European Union to ban entry of Kamal Nath, Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler, Amitabh Bachchan and other Congress party leaders for their involvement in November 1984 Sikh Genocide.
- Lobbied for the recognition of November 1984 killing of Sikhs as “Genocide” before Parliament of Canada – Petition presented by the then MP Sukh Dhaliwal and Andrew Kania.
- Memorandum submitted to Director General of UNESCO urging UN to preserve and manage village Hondh-Chillar, Haryana where entire Sikh population of the village was wiped out in November 1984.
- Obtained records showing more than 35,000 claims of deaths and serious injuries filed by Sikhs affected during November 1984 throughout India.
- Held justice rally during PM Manmohan Singh’s visit to United Nations demanding prosecution of congress leaders involved in organizing attacks on Sikhs during November 1984.
- Submitted Memorandum to UN Secretary General and UN member countries urging intervention to save Professor Bhullar from “Judicial Murder” in India.
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