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Know the Facts of “84' Sikh Genocide”

  • October 31st, 1984 – November 4th, 1984: “November 1984 Sikh Genocide”.
  • “November 1984 Sikh Genocide” was far from being a spontaneous expression of "madness" and popular "grief and anger" at Mrs. Gandhi's assassination as made out to be by the authorities.
  • It was an outcome of a well organized plan marked by important politicians of the Indian National Congress party and authorities in the administration.
  • The brutal killing, looting and raping of Sikhs during the “November 1984 Sikh Genocide” took place in Delhi, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa, Jammu & Kashmir, Chattisgarh, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra.
  • As per official records over 3000 Sikhs were killed but the fact is, over 30,000 were killed (mostly burnt alive) throughout India and over 2,00,000 were displaced.
  • Hundreds of  Sikh women gang raped throughout India by goons, police officers and civil administrators and told that next generation (after rape) will be loyal to Government.
    • Hundreds of Gurudwaras and thousands of Guru Granth Sahibs were burnt and desecrated.
    • Around 300 Sikh soldiers done to death in uniform by fellow soldiers.
    • 120 Sikhs working at the Bokaro Steel Plant Jharkhand thrown alive into burning furnaces.
    • Children as old as 13 days of age roasted alive on gas stoves in Kanpur and other cities in India.
    • In Agartala, Tripura 40 Sikh families who took refuge in a police station to save their lives were burnt alive in the police station.
    • In Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 12 Sikhs were hanged from the ceiling at the railway platform.
    • Small children killed ruthlessly by pulling their legs apart whil their mothers being raped.
    • In Haryana and Madhya Pradesh Sikh women taken into hostage and raped during November 1984, still held in captivity by the goons.
    • Sikh women taken from refugee camps and raped even after November 6, 1984.
    • Sikhs on public roads burnt alive, dragged out from trains and lynched on the railway platforms and set on fire
    • Property of Sikhs worth millions was looted and destroyed.
    • Massacre of Sikhs planned in a meeting organized at 24 Akbar Road, New Delhi on October 31, 1984 attended by members of Parliament and senior members of the Congress party including Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar, Kamal Nath, Dharam Das Shastri, Vasant Sathe, HKL Bhagat, Lalit Makhen, Arjun Das amongst others.
    • State media showed inflammatory speeches and scenes. Popular movie stars like Amitabh Bachchan shown on state television raising slogans like  "Khoon ka badla khoon" (blood for blood) and "Khoon ke chintey sikhon ke ghar tak pahunchni chahiye" (Splashes of blood should reach the doorsteps of Sikhs).
    • Police commondos from Police headquarters Madhuban, Haryana on the orders of Bhajan Lal, the then Chief Minister of Haryana send to commit the massacre of Sikhs.
    • Expert arsonists and professional goons brought from outside and transported to different areas in Government buses. Supplied with inflammable materials to burn Sikhs, Sikh houses, businesses and Sikh temples.
    • Police either actively participated in committing the massacre of Sikhs or stood as silent spectators while Sikhs burnt alive. Police even supplied diesel from police jeeps to the arsonists. Police disarmed the Sikhs before mobs attacked them.
    • No curfew imposed or army called while most of the killings took place. When army called, deliberately designed to be ineffective.
    • After 25 years the organizers and perpetrators of the Genocide roam free and even enjoy positions of power. None punished for killings of the Sikhs.
    • Ten commissions have failed to bring Justice. Affidavits filed before commissions found lying at the residences of those accused of organizing and committing the massacre.

  • Clean chits given to the guilty by the investigative agencies despite testimonies of witnesses.
  • The guilty remain unpunished.
  • After 25 years the victims await Justice.
  • Sikhs for Justice joined hands with witnesses of “November 1984 Sikh Genocide” – Jasbir Singh (gave his statement against Jagdish Tytler on December 25, 2008 before CBI in California ), Surinder Singh (passed away on July 13, 2009, gave his statement against Jagdish Tytler on December 23-24, 2008 before CBI in New York), Gurcharan Singh Rishi (passed away on February 17, 2009, he gave his statement against Sajjan Kumar to CBI on March 12, 2008, but passed away just before two days he was to appear before the Delhi High Court ), Resham Singh (ready to testify against CBI) and brought them before the international media. 
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Sikhs for Justice is struggling to get justice for the victims of “84' Sikh Genocide”