Remembering 1984: A Killer Of Sikhs Is Today A Minister In India

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Remembering the Nov. 1984 Indian genocide against the Sikhs

These days Sikhs worldwide mark the 26th anniversary of the day when Indian politicians organized genocide against Sikhs across India. Indians pulled down Sikhs from buses and hauled them from homes, offices and streets. Some of them were beaten to death, others were burned alive. Few escaped. Amnesty International has marked the occasion this year in its India 2010 report. But the mainstream American-British media continues to enforce a blackout on Indian crimes because Washington and London need India as a proxy in Asia. 


WORLD SIKH ORGANIZATION | Monday | 15 November 2010


SURREY, Canada—As the Sikh community marks the painful 26th anniversary of the 1984 Genocide of Sikhs across India, the World Sikh Organization of Canada will be holding two seminars in British Columbia to remember the carnage and bring to light the ongoing impunity and human rights violations in India and the role Canada must play to bring them to an end.

According to Amnesty International’s 2010 report on India, despite nine commissions of inquiry into the massacre, only twenty people have so far been convicted for the killing of Sikhs in November 1984. 

Indian politicians accused of organizing the anti-Sikh violence such as Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar and Kamal Nath continue to hold prominent positions in the ruling Congress Party of India.  Mr. Kamal Nath is the sitting Indian Minister for Road Transport and Highways.

On November 20 and 21, WSO in association with the Gurdwara Banda Singh Bahadur Society Abbotsford and Sri Guru Singh Sabha Surrey will be hosting seminars on the 1984 genocide and the current state of human rights in India. 

The seminar will feature the creator of, Vishvajit Singh who his himself a survivor of the Delhi massacre.  Vishvajit Singh will speak about the events leading up to the massacres, the complicity of the Indian State and his own harrowing experiences as well as how they have shaped his life.  There will also be an exhibition of Vishvajit Singh’s Sikhtoons art. 

The seminar will focus on: 

  • A victim’s story.  What happened and why?
  • Current human rights abuses in India
  • The role of Canada and Canadian Sikhs in ending the cycle of impunity
  • Looking to the future:  a panel discussion

The seminar will take place on Saturday November 20 at Gurdwara Banda Singh Bahadur Society, 31631 South Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC from 2 to 5pm with the Sikhtoons exhibition continuing until 8pm.

On Sunday November 21, the seminar and exhibition will take place at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Surrey, Surrey BC from 11am until 2pm.

For more information, please contact:
Gian Singh Sandhu,at , e-mail: 

Gurdit Singh at , email:

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