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Sikh Genocide Awareness Week Bill Passes Second Round Reading in Ontario Parliament

March 13, 2020 | By

Ontario: A bill seeking declaration of first week of November as 1984 Sikh Genocide remembrance week passed in second reading in the Ontario Provincial Parliament.

The bill moved as private member bill by NDP MPP Gurrattan Singh was passed in second round of reading in the house with the support of ruling Conservatives.

Jagmeet Singh (L) and Gurrattan Singh (R) [File Photo]

Passing second reading is considered a rarity among private member’s initiatives.

“Today Sikh Genocide Awareness Week passed second reading. Thank you all for marking this happen”, said Gurrattan Singh.

“Now our work begins. We need to continue pushing the government to make sure this bill passes third reading & becomes law in Ontario. Together, we can create a more just world”, added he.

♦ ALSO READ – ONTARIO OFFICIALLY RECOGNISES THE FACT OF SIKH GENOCIDE 1984

It is notable that the Ontario Provincial Parliament has already officially recognised the fact of 1984 Sikh Genocide through a motion.

Similarly, Pennsylvania and Connecticut states of United States of America have also officially recognised the fact of 1984 Sikh genocide.

The US state of Connecticut has enacted a law to observe November 1st as 1984 Sikh Genocide day.

A number of other international governing bodies, including various city councils in USA, have also issued proclamations officially recognising the face of 1984 Sikh genocide.

COPIES OF SOME OF IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS RELATED TO RECOGNITION OF 1984 Sikh Genocide:

Holyoak Proclamation on 1984 Sikh Genocide

State of Connecticut Proclamation of 1984 Sikh Genocide Remembranc Day

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 1160 Session of 2018 Printer's No. 4238 on Sikh Genocide 1984

Sikh Genocide 1984 Motion passed by the Delhi State assembly

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Directive Issued by Sri Akal Takhat Sahib on Sikh Genocide (November 1984)


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