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« 1984 Genocide of Sikhs: Victims To Petition UN »

Le 30 octobre, 2013

« 1984 Genocide of Sikhs: Victims To Petition UN »


Gurpatwant S Pannun
Human Rights Lawyer, USA

Jatinder S Grewal
Director, International Policy, Sikhs For Justice (SFJ)

Indira Prahst
Professor of Sociology, Langara College, Vancouver, BC

« Making the 29th year of 1984 genocidal attacks on Sikh community, a petition which has been signed by more than one million Sikhs throughout the world will be filed with the United Nations In Geneva November 01, 2013. This petition will be handed to Navi Pillay, UN Human Rights Chief by a delegation of Sikh NGOs.

On October 31, 1984 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated leading to systematic and genocidal attacks on Sikhs, a religious minority in India. The death squads led by Congress party leaders and supported by government of machinery killed more than 30.000 Sikhs, raped of Sikh women, burnt hundreds Sikhs temples and displaced more than 300.000 Sikhs.

The petition requests the UN to investigate the systematic, intentional and deliberate killing of Sikhs carried out across India during the first week of November 1984 and to recognize the killings as a « genocide » under UN Convention on genocide. »

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