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Sikh Genocide 1984

Hondh-Chillar Sikh survivor, who lost seven from the family, cross-examined by Garg Commission; Next hearing on 27 Sept.

August 22, 2013 | By

Hondh-Chillar/Rewari, Haryana (August 22, 2013): As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Garg Commission, headed by Justice T.P. Garg, held a hearing related to the Hondh-Chillar Massacre 1984 on August 21, 2013.

Remains of Village Hondh-Chillar – the site of Hondh-Chillar Massacre (1984)

It is notable that during the Hondh-Chillar Massacre 1984, that was part of a wider plan of the Sikh genocide 1984, a Sikh village named Hondh-Chillar (near Rewari, Haryana) was completely destroyed while 32 Sikhs, forming half of the population of the Hondh-Chillar village, that was a Sikh village in Haryana, was brutally killed.

It must be recalled that the massacre remained undiscovered till 2011 when a Sikh engineer named Manwinder Singh Giaspura, unearthed it. After almost 27 years the Haryana government formed a one-person-commission to investigate the matter. The T.P. Garg Commission is named after the judge conducting the inquiry. It must be noted that the commission does not possess any power to try or punish the culprits.

As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) on August 21 hearing Hondh-Chillar massacre survivor Guddi Devi was cross-examined. Seven people of Guddi Devi’s family, including her grandfather Gulab Singh, father Sardar Singh, two brothers – Harbhajan Singh and Dhan Singh, three sisters – Mira Bai, Surjeet Kaur and Dayawanti, were killed during the Hondh-Chillar massacre. Guddi Devi not at Hondh-Chillar village on the fateful day of 2 November 1984 and thus survived the massacre. She was barely thirteen years old at that time. Garg Commission has fixed 27 September as next date for hearing.

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