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Remembering 1984

Thirty-nine years ago, from October 31 to November 3, 1984, thousands of Sikhs were hunted and murdered by government-orchestrated mobs throughout India in a campaign of genocidal violence following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Dal Khalsa to Undertake Holocaust (Ghallughara) Remembrance Parade in Amritsar on June 5

Stating that the June 1984 army assault on Sikh holiest place Darbar Sahib and top temporal seat Akal Takhat has permanently been etched on the collective consciousness of the Sikhs, the Dal Khalsa has decided to take out a 'Holocaust (Ghallughara) Remembrance Parade' in Amritsar on June 5 evening starting from Gurdwara Akali Baba Phoola Singh Burj to Akal Takhat Sahib.

[Rare Document] Truth About Punjab (S.G.P.C White Paper)

"Truth About Punjab S.G.P.C. White Paper" was published by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee, Amritsar.

Kuldip Brar London Attack Case: Bibi Hardeep Kaur Released on 12 Week’s Parole

Sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment in a case related to attack on former Indian Army official Kuldip Brar, a Sikh political prisoner Bibi Hardeep Kaur was yesterday released on parole for 12 weeks.

June 1984 Invasion Of Darbar Sahib Complex: Bullet Marks On ‘Bir’ Sahib To Be Preserved

As per the media reports the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has hired experts to preserve the “saroop” of Shri Guru Granth Sahib

Kar Sewa For Shaheedi Gallery Begins, May Figure Portraits Of The Sangat Killed By Indian Army

The Damdami Takhsal has its boots up to start up with the 'Kar Sewa'  (voluntary service) for  setting up a Shaheedi (martyrs) gallery at the June 1984 Indian army's

Who Ordered Military Attack on Darbar Sahib ? Ministries Are Silent

Despite routine demand over the years to make documents related to attack on Darbar Sahib complex public, the Union cabinet secretariat, home ministry and

SGPC Chief & Dal Khalsa Activists Discuss June 6 Congregation

To observe the 33 years of army assault on Darbar Sahib, the SGPC president and Dal Khalsa activists here today discussed the ways to make the June 6 congregation

Local Gurudwaras Should Pass Resolution Condemning “Operation Blue Star” On June 6: Dal Khalsa

Pro-freedom Sikh group Dal Khalsa here on Sunday asked all local gurdwara committees across Punjab to hold prayers meet on June 6 and pass resolution

Congress and BJP ‘doing’ trade on Sikh pain: Dal Khalsa

Amritsar, Punjab (March 30, 2014): Dal Khalsa has accused both Congress and the BJP for 'doing' trade on Sikh pain and using it as a political bargaining tool.

Amarinder, Jaitley exchange over June 1984 attack has something in common

Amritsar, Punjab (March 27, 2014): Amritsar is witnessing an exchange of blames between two poll contenders. The issue is June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib. One of the contenders is Arun Jaitley, whose outlook as a Hindutva protagonist is a well known fact.

UK & June 1984 Sikh massacre – Various UK politicians supporting demand of independent public inquiry : Sikh Federation UK

London, United Kingdom (March 22, 2014): In ten days time the Sikh Federation (UK) will be releasing the names of all UK politicians who have confirmed support for an independent public inquiry into UK Government involvement in the massacre of innocent Sikhs by the Indian army in June 1984.

Assault on Kuldip Brar: UK court sentences another Sikh to 10 years imprisonment

London, UK (March 22, 2013): A British court has jailed another Sikh for ten years for alleged attempt to assassinate Kulbir Brar, a former Indian army lieutenant general in 2012.

UK: Labour Candidate calls for inquiry into Amritsar Massacre; Says recent govt. report left serious questions unanswered

London, UK (February 26, 2014): It is learnt that following the recent revelations regarding the 1984 attack on Sri Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, Tan Dhesi, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Gravesham wrote to party leader, Ed Miliband expressing his concern, and asked for Mr Miliband’s support for an independent inquiry into the extent of the then Thatcher government’s involvement in the attack.

UK Sikh groups probe into British government role in Amritsar Massacre of June 1984

London, United Kingdom (February 21, 2014): As per certain media reports prominent Sikh organisations in Britain have demanded a full inquiry into the extent of the country's involvement in the Indian army deadly attack on the Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, in June 1984.

Italy: Another Sikh arrested in relation to 2012 attack on Kuldip Brar

London, UK (February 21, 2014): According to a news reported by the Sikh Channel UK there has been another arrest in the case of the 2012 attack on controversial ex-Indian army officer Kuldeep Brar.

UK Sikhs to protest outside Downing Street to demand independent Public inquiry into Amritsar Massacre

London, United Kingdom (February 20, 2014): As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) a peaceful protest outside 10 Downing Street later today (12 non-2pm) is expected to attract hundreds of Sikhs.

Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad (L) - Parkash Singh Badal (R) - [File Photos]

Role of Badal in June 1984 attack – AISSF demands resignation of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal

Moga, Punjab (February 17, 2104): With the most recent discovery that Parkash Singh Badal, had sought army action in a meeting with Union Home Minister PV Narsimha Rao, All India Sikh Students Federation (Peer Mohammad), demanded that Punjab Chief Minister’s should resign owing moral responsibility for his support to June 1984 attack at Sri Harmandir Sahib by Indian Government.

Akal Takht Sahib after June 1984 attack by Indian Army

OP-ED: The loneliness of Sikhs – by Avtar Singh

1984 become one of the important and dreadful year of modern Sikh historical calendar. The scars of two massacres of that year still haunt the sole of Sikhs. Every day Sikhs feel the pricks of the authoritarianism of Indian democracy. The wounds of that era are still simmering in one way or the other. Although Indian state is trying its best to put the historical aspects and facts of that tragic year under carpet but those events themselves are strong enough to die down.

Badal-Captain blame-game about June 1984 attack: Attempt to exonerate & diminish acts and misdeeds of the real perpetrator

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (February 13, 2014): Dal Khalsa slammed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his predecessor Captain Amrinder Singh for washing dirty linen in public. The organization said by engaging in a diatribe against each other both the leaders were exonerating and diminishing the acts and misdeeds of the real perpetrator (Indian state) of June and November 1984 painful episodes.

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