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Genocide Remembrance Parade hits Amritsar roads

June 6, 2013 | By

Amritsar, Punjab (June 5, 2013): “Twenty-nine years ago, with the attack on Darbar Sahib, the then government of India laid the foundation stone for independent state. The sentiments of sovereignty that was strengthened by army attack on Darbar Sahib have not been buried with the passage of time and change in political scenario. There may not be any public manifestation of such sentiments but all Sikhs desire to be self-ruler”.

Genocide Memorial Prade by Dal Khalsa, Amritsar (June 05, 2013)

Genocide Memorial Prade by Dal Khalsa, Amritsar (June 05, 2013)

Dal Khalsa passed this resolution on the eve of 29th anniversary of the attack at Amritsar on June 5, 2013. Activists of the group carrying Sikh Flag marched on the lanes and streets of the holy city cursing the Indian state for attacking their most sacred place with tanks and bombs butchering thousands of Sikhs. Carrying placards and signboards on which it was written, “remembering the Genocide of Sikhs at the cruel hands of India” along with the damaged photographs of Akal Takht Sahib, they chanted slogans in favour of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and denounced the government of India for committing what they called the “crime against the humanity”. The protestors pledged to keep the aspirations and mission alive and kicking for which the martyrs of June 84 laid down their lives.

The march that started from Dal Khalsa office concluded at Akal Takht in the evening where Ardas was performed at newly constructed Gurdwara in the memory of those who were killed during the attack.

The president of the Dal Khalsa Harcharanjit Singh Dhami who led the long procession demanded from the Badal led Akali government to release the list of all those men, women and children killed by the army in the Golden Temple complex during Operation Bluestar. Law and order being the state subject, the state government must have this list. In case the list is not with the state government or it can take refuse in this argument, we would like to know whether any Akali Dal government has sent any formal communication to the government at the centre demanding the list at any time? He said the people have a right to know the names of these who were martyred by the army during Operation Bluestar.

He said wounds of June 84 has not healed and we still nurse agony and anguish against the tyranny of the Indian state and the role of the Congress party in particular.

Spokesperson of the party Kanwar Pal Singh said the aim behind today’s ‘Genocide Remembrance Parade’ was to reiterate the cause for thousands Sikhs who laid down their lives in 1984 while defending the attack on their faith. Twenty nine years have passed, thousands have died & equal numbers have suffered long imprisonments but no problem, no issue of Sikhs has been solved till date, he said.He said the sacrifice of the June 1984 martyrs would never be allowed to go in vain”.

“Wounds are still simmering, even after 29 years. Especially the scars, which have been left to neglect, said Harpal Singh Cheema of SAD (Panch Pardani),. KAC chairman Bhai Mohkam Singh said Sikhs would never forget or forgive the crimes of June 1984”.

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