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Lessons Learnt From November 1984 Sikh Genocide: Speech of Bhai Ajmer Singh

November 12, 2016 | By

 

Patiala: A seminar dedicated to the memory of those killed during Sikh genocide of November 1984 was organised by students of Punjabi University, Patiala. The topic of the seminar was “on the “Sikh Genocide 1984”.

Senior journalist and author of the book “Gujarat Files” Rana Ayub, Sikh historian Bhai Ajmer Singh, and Editor of Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) Parmjeet Singh were the main speakers during this event.

Sikh Historian Bhai Ajmer Singh shared his views on topic “Lessons learnt from November 1984”. He said that the denial of genocide goes hand in glove with the genocide massacres as every attempt is made to hide the true identity of the culprit section. Vague and very generalised terms – such as goons, anti-social elements, killer mobs are invoked to conceal the real identity of the perpetrators and Sikh Genocide of November 1984 is a classical example of this above fact.

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He further stated that genocidal episodes have their roots in genocidal impulse that prevails in any society and takes aggressive form in certain conditions. He said that in order to understand any genocidal atrocity, it is important to identify the prevailing genocidal impulse.

History stands witness to the fact that the Hindu society does posses such a genocidal impulse which turns active when they capture political power. He invoked many references to establish that the November 1984 Sikh Genocide was direct outcome of genocidal impulse which had gripped the Hindu psyche at that time. It is important for the Sikhs and other minorities inhabiting this peninsula to understand this to ensure their existence.

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