October 18, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar, Punjab (October 18, 2013): Marking the 29th year of 1984 genocidal attacks on Sikh community and denial of justice, a “Genocide Petition” will be filed with the United Nations in Geneva on November 01, 2013. More than million signatures have been collected with the help of Sikh community throughout the world under the campaign “1984 Yes Its Genocide”.
The Sikh Genocide Petition will be handed to Navi Pillay, UN Human Rights Chief by a delegation of Sikh NGO’s All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF), “Movement Against Atrocities & Repression” (MAR), ‘Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ), and Gurudwara representatives from Europe and North America.
The Sikh Genocide Petition which has been signed by more than million Sikhs, requests the United Nations to investigate the systematic, intentional and deliberate killing of Sikhs carried out throughout India during the first week of November 1984 and recognize the killings as “Genocide” under UN Convention on Genocide.
According to Karnail Singh Peermohammad, President, AISSF, the records obtained through RTI show more than 37,000 Sikh families have been compensated by the Government of India for the loss of their family members but the Courts failed to prosecute any leader who were directly involved in the genocidal attacks on the Sikh community during November 1984.
Since the judicial system in India failed miserably to punish those responsible for the killing of Sikhs and is providing impunity, through this complaint before UN, Sikh NGO’s will provide the commission with documents, witnesses and evidence related to the killings of Sikhs throughout India and how successive governments provided cover to those congress leaders who lead death squads during November 1984, added Federation President.
According to Sukhjinder Singh Jora, President International Sikh Youth Federation, the Congress has rewarded the killers like Kamal Nath, Tytler, Sajjan Kumar and others with parliamentary positions instead of prosecuting them for their role in leading death squads in 1984, now is the time we will uncover the face of ruling party before the international community.
In 2012, Sri Akal Takhat Sahib issued a historic edict directing All India Sikhs Students Federation (AISSF) and “Sikhs for Justice” (SFJ) a human rights group to file “1984 – Genocide Petition” before the United Nations. The edict issued under the signature of Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat Sahib also directs the community to support “A Million Signature Campaign” to the petition. Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, which is supporting the prosecution of perpetrators of those who organized killing of Sikhs, has already declared the massacre of Sikhs in November 1984 as “Genocide”.
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