November 8, 2012 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Patiala/Punjab (November 08, 2012): It is learnt that a Candle light march and vigil was organized by Sikh Students Federation (SSF), in association with students of Punjabi University, Patiala on November 05, 2012 at Punjabi University Campus in the memory of “Sikh Genocide 1984”.
SSF is organizing this event for last five years and gets increased support from university students each year. According to Gurpartap Singh, a University student and President of SSF Unit, the candle light march was started at Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Library and it concluded at Gurudwara Sahib located in Punjabi university campus.
“Students from various departments joined the march” Gurpartap Singh told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone.
“The purpose of this event was to remember the innocents who were victimized during the bloody events of Sikh genocide 1984” he added.
Explaining Sikh Students Federation’s approach towards the events of 1984, Jagtar Singh, a Ph. D. student and former SSF leader said: “The systematic, planned and widespread massacre of Sikhs during 1984 was in fact an act of ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crime against Humanity’”.
“This peninsula, called India, is home for various ethnic, cultural, linguistic, religious, tribal and national entities and forcible absorption of all under the grab ‘Indian nationalism’, which is a veil adopted by the Hindutva ideology is the cause of all conflicts” SSF national president Parmjeet Singh Gazi, told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone, when asked to comment in this regard.