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New Book Tracks the Footprints of the 1984 Sikh Genocide Across India

A new book titled “Sikh Nasalkushi 1984” (Sikh Genocide 1984) tracks the footprints of genocidal violence against Sikhs across India during 1984. Sikhs were subjected to genocidal violence and massacres across India after the execution of the then Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi on 31 October 1984.

1984 Sikh Genocide – Bokaro Carnage – Exclusive Interview with Genocide Surviver Bibi Paramjit Kaur

In November 1984 Sikhs were subjected to genocidal massacres throughout the Indian subcontinent. Bokaro was one of the worst hit areas where Sikh families were brutally targeted with genocidal violence. Around a hundred Sikhs were killed in Bokaro in initial days of the month of November in 1984.

Sikhs For Justice want California Governor to recognize the face of Sikh Genocide 1984

Sacramento, California: After the issue of 1984 violence against Sikhs in India haunted the Congressional election of Ami Bera, Rights group “Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ) have now approached Hon. Jerry Brown, Governor, State of California asking him to declare 1984 anti-sikh violence as “Genocide”. The State of California has the highest Sikh population in the United States and has recently made 1984 issue a part of mid-term Congressional election debate.

Rare footage and survivor Interviews recorded just few days after November 1984 Sikh Genocide

Thirty years have passed since the pogroms of Sikhs in India. During the first week of November 1984, police, politicians, and government leaders organized and implemented pogroms against Sikhs throughout the country.

Inderjeet Singh (who was killed in the Hondh Massacre 1984) - [File Photo]

Sikh Genocide survivor from Hondh Chillar identifies victim Inderjit Singh before Garg Commission

Hisar, Haryana (February 01, 2014): It is learnt that Justice TP Garg, inquiring into the 1984 Sikh carnage in Hondh Chillar village of Rewari (Haryana), has completed first phase of investigation.

Arvind Kejriwal shared photo and recounts of meeting with Sikh genocide survivor

New Delhi, India (December 30, 2013): It has come to the notice of the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that Arvind Kejriwal, founder of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) had shared a photo meeting with Bibi Jagdish Kaur, survivor of the Sikh Genocide 1984.

Canadian RulingParty MP's Tim Uppal - Parm Gill Bringing Bibi Jagdish Kaur To Parliament

Sikh genocide survivor presented evidence about role of Congress and police during November 1984 before Canadian lawmakers

Ottawa, Canada (December 13, 2013): According to information sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by Human rights and advocacy group, Sikhs For Justice, [o]n the eve of International Human Rights Day, Bibi Jagdish Kaur witness and survivor of November 1984 presented evidence of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s role in genocidal attacks on Sikhs to the Canadian Lawmakers.

Victims of November 1984 Sikh genocide holding protest at Delhi on World Human Rights Day 2013

On World Human Rights Day – Sikh groups urged U.N. to investigate November 1984 killings of Sikhs

New Delhi, India (December 10, 2013): On World Human Rights Day, Sikh groups submitted a Memorandum to Ms. Lisa Grande, UN Resident Coordinator-India, urging her to report to the Human Rights Council about Congress party’s ongoing practice of protecting and rewarding its leaders who lead death squads in 1984.

Sikh genocide survivor Bibi Jagdish Kaur with NDP officials

NDP MPs meet survivor of Sikh genocide 1984 Bibi Jagdish Kaur in Honour of International Human Rights Day

Ottawa, Canada (December 11, 2013): According to information sent to the Sikh Siyasat News by NDP Press Secretary Amneet Singh, on December 10, 2013, members of the NDP Caucus hosted Bibi Jagdish Kaur and her son Bhai Gurdeep Singh as they shared their story of survival during the tragic pogroms of 1984 that targeted Sikh men, women and children in New Delhi and many other parts of India.

Jagmeet Singh NDP

Introduction of Bibi Jagdish Kaur, survivor of 1984 Genocide – by Jagmeet Singh NDP

S. Jagmeet Singh, MPP, introduced Bibi Jagdish Kaur to his assembly. This video recording of the brief introduction. Bibi Jagdish Kaur is a survivor and credible witness of the Sikh Genocide 1984. She witnessed killings of 5 family members including her Husband, Son and three brothers.

29th anniversary of the Sikh genocide 1984 marked at Akal Takht Sahib

Amritsar, Punjab (November 4, 2013): It is learnt that an Ardas was held at the Akal Takht on November 03 in memory of those who were killed during the Sikh genocide of 1984. After the Ardas, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, in his address, regretted that even after 29 years of the brutal massacre of the Sikhs there had been no justice for the victims. The wounds inflicted on the Sikhs have not yet healed, he added.

A view of Candle Light Vigil at held at Delhi

Sikh genocide survivors staged protest at Jantar-Mantar; Candle light vigil marked the 29th anniversary of November 1984

New Delhi, India (November 2, 2013): It is learnt that the Sikh Genocide 1984 survivors along with certain Sikh activists staged a protest demonstration against the culprits of the Sikh genocide 1984 at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on November 01.

Dal Khalsa writes to UN Women focusing on plight and pain of Sikh women victim of Nov 1984 massacre

Dal Khalsa writes to UN Women focusing on plight and pain of Sikh women victim of Nov 1984 massacre

Amritsar, Punjab (October 30, 2013): According to information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) Sikh organization “Dal Khalsa” has approached the ‘UN Women’ focusing on the plight, pain and agony of the Sikh women victim of November 1984 massacre in Delhi and elsewhere in India.

November 1984 Sikh Genocide - Sonia Gandhi Summoned By US Court For Rights Violation

Sonia Gandhi engages law-firm to defend the lawsuit filed by Sikhs for Justice & survivors of Sikh genocide 1984

New York, United States (October 28, 2013): It is learnt that India’s Congress party’s president Sonia Gandhi has retained a New York law firm to defend her in a US Federal Court in a case for filed by the victims of Sikh genocide 1984 and the Sikhs for Justice, a US based human rights and advocacy group, for protecting the perpetrators of the November 1984 Sikh genocide.

Advocate HS Phoolka

Provide security to witnesses against Sajjan Kumar: Advocate HS Phoolka writes to Delhi Police Commissioner

New Delhi, India (October 08, 2013): It is learnt that senior advocate H.S Phoolka has written a letter to Delhi commissioner of police to provide security cover to all witnesses, including Joginder Singh, Sheela Kaur and Popro Kaur, in a November 1984 Sikh massacre realted case against Sajjan Kumar.

Sajjan Kumar - Indian politician who is facing murder charges in an incident related to Sikh Genocide 1984

Case against Sajjan Kumar – Victims oppose plea to drop witnesses

New Delhi, India (October 08, 2013): Victims in a case related to November 1984 massacre of Sikhs opposed (on Oct. 07) Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s plea to drop nine CBI witnesses, saying they are “very important” and leaving them out will be “miscarriage of justice”.

Navnit Singh on stage during the ceremony

Survivor of the November 1984 Sikh Genocide Honoured at the Walk for Reconciliation

Vancouver, Canada (September 23, 2013): The World Sikh Organization of Canada and members of the Lower Mainland Sikh community took part this weekend in the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver, British Columbia. Organized by Reconciliation Canada, participants numbering tens of thousands came out to be part of the reconciliation process.

Case against Sajjan Kumar: Delhi High Court refers witness protection plea to DLSA

New Delhi, India (September 19, 2013): As per information on September 18, 2013 the Delhi High Court referred to Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA) the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a direction to provide protection to the witnesses in November 1984 Sikh massacre related cases involving Indian politician and Congress leader Sajjan Kumar.

Ruins of Sikh Village Hondh Chillar that was destroyed during the Hondh Massacre in November 1984 (File Photo: 2011)

SGPC to raise Sikh genocide 1984 memorial at the site of Hondh-Chillar Massacre, Makkar assures survivors

Amritsar, Punjab (August 25, 2013): As per some media reports the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has decided to raise a memorial for the victims of the Hondh-Chillar Massacre at the Sikh genocide site at village Hondh Chillar, near Rewari in Haryana.

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

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.

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