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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

November 1984 Massacres of Sikhs: Leading British MP Slams ‘Genocide Denial’ and calls for UN Intervention

A powerful statement from a leading UK parliamentarian has given a major boost to efforts aimed at securing an international tribunal to punish those guilty of the genocide of Sikhs in India in November 1984. Fabian Hamilton MP is a highly respected figure at Westminster and is seen as an expert on foreign affairs. His comments recall how the Sikhs, during the Second World War helped to liberate the Jews from their Holocaust, saying it is now right that the world “put an end to genocide denial in the context of what happened to the Sikhs in India in November 1984”.
Releasing the statement of Mr. Fabian Hamilton MP UK Parliament in the press conference, S. Karnail Singh Peermohammad President of All India Sikh Students Federation welcomed the statement from Mr. Hamilton by saying this will give real impetus to efforts to bring the killers to justice. AISSF President also appreciated the work done by U.K Based Sikh campaigner S. Ranjit Singh Srai and S. Amrik Singh Sahota in bringing the Sikh Genocide injustice on International level. He said the victims’ families would see this intervention as a significant contribution to their struggle and that the entire Sikh nation would deeply appreciate Fabian Hamilton’s principled comments.
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Recent weeks have seen Sikhs across the world, on the 30th anniversary of the bloodshed, demand international action to punish the guilty following three shameful decades of refusal by Indian authorities to take any meaningful steps. Citing the ‘Punjab Bandh’ of 1st November 2014, led by the All India Sikh Students Federation and victim’s families, the statement reflects disappointment that the new Indian Government has failed to distance itself from the failures of the past by coming forward with proposals to address the “grotesque injustice”.
Fabian Hamilton, Member of Parliament for Leeds North East (United Kingdom)
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Mr. Hamilton, who serves as chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Sikhs, has expressed horror at the impunity given to the perpetrators of the “abominable crimes” which led to the deaths of thousands of Sikhs whilst “the security forces, government and judiciary watched as mute spectators”.
The statement castigates those that still refer to the pogroms as “riots” and concludes that the motivation behind that may well be that Indian politicians fear the implications of India being found in breach of their obligations under the Genocide Convention 1948.
India is a signatory to that key international treaty and, under its terms, has undertaken to take effective action to both prevent genocide and to punish those responsible for it. Indian has “clearly breached” those legal obligations and instead shielded the perpetrators, “many of whom have since enjoyed high office”.
The senior MP calls on the UK Government, as a member of the UN Security Council, to initiate steps at the UN in order to deliver an impartial judicial investigation which “is now perhaps the only realistic hope that justice can be achieved”. He notes the recent condemnation by both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch of the impunity which has cast “a dark shadow of shame over India’s standing in the international community”.
Interestingly he invites the new Indian Prime Minister to agree to an international judicial probe. This follows a recent ‘open letter’ to Narendra Modi from Karnail Singh Peermohammad, President of the All India Sikh Student Federation, which also called for the BJP leader to substantiate his claim of bringing “ache din” with his premiership by accepting Sikh demands for a UN criminal tribunal.
AISSF’s President said that the Sikh nation is determined to ensure the guilty are held accountable for the heinous crimes of November 1984 and that he sincerely hopes that other world leaders would now step forward to back international action. Peer Mohammad announced that this campaign will be taken forward in Jalandhur in Punjab on 10 December when an event, marking World Human Rights Day, will once again call for the genocide perpetrators to face an international criminal tribunal. The candle light march will commence at Gurdwara Nanak Mission Chowk at 5pm and finish at Gurdwara Model Town at 6pm. He called on those who believe in justice and the rule of law to participate in the event and, once again, remind the villains that they will be pursued until justice is served.

don't know about you guys but I'm tired of investigations , I want heads on pikes ...

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

This article is significant because it highlights India's fear of the word 'GENOCIDE'. Why?

Because India signed the 'Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide' (Adopted by Resolution 260 (III) A of the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948) on 29th Nov 1949.

India formally ratified (gave formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid) the convention on 27th Aug 1959.

Indira Gandhi's father, Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister of India during this time. So, it is ironic that the Gandhi family agreed to 'prevent and punish the crime of genocide' and then led the political party that committed Genocide and subsequently prevented punishment of those involved.

https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=UNTSONLINE&tabid=2&mtdsg_no=IV-1&chapter=4〈=en#Participants

As a signatory, India is accountable to the International Community and must answer for its breach of responsibilities.

After the Jewish holocaust of World War 2, Germany was in denial for many years. India is still in denial of its evil.

It is the duty of all Sikhs to ensure injustices do not continue. If India thinks it can avoid its obligations, what will it do next?

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Good progress has been made on making the awareness of the Genocide against Sikhs in the past few years. There was a time in the 90'sthat even Sikhs did not protest against the Genocide. Only matter of time if Sikhs make an effort that the Genocide will be recognized worldwide and some action will be taken.

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

Sangat Ji,

Did you know "that for the first time in the history of mob violence in India, a systematic attack was made on places of worship. Of about 450 gurdwaras in Delhi some three-quarters are reported to have been damaged or destroyed."

How many Guru Maharaj's would have been desecrated?

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

Genocide? What genocide?

Gregory H. Stanton, formerly of the US State Department and the founder of Genocide Watch, lists denial as the final stage of genocide development:
"Denial is the eighth stage that always follows a genocide. It is among the surest indicators of further genocidal massacres. The perpetrators of genocide dig up the mass graves, burn the bodies, try to cover up the evidence and intimidate the witnesses. They deny that they committed any crimes, and often blame what happened on the victims."

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

At last we have completed the Sikh genocide section on our site. There over 800 pages with a photo gallery, 100's of witness statements and a full library.

There are many new articles from the last 10 years with recent information and discoveries of genocide and mass graves.

The library contains comprehensive information on Crimes Against Sikhs (Crimes Against Humanity), State Terrorism and Sikh Genocide with associated articles, books and reports.

There is a list of persons killed with a map showing locations of victims and police stations.

India needs you to keep silent. Learn the Truth.

http://www.discoversikhism.com/sikh_genocide/1984_delhi_genocide.html

We leave it to the Sangat to decide how to use the information.

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More and more Indian journalists are confirming what Sikhs have said all along that the Genocide was planned and executed by all senior levels of Govt, Police and army.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/1984-anti-sikh-riots-book-when-a-big-tree-falls/1/454123.html

When a big tree falls

Ved Marwah | New Delhi, July 26, 2015 | 06:18

This book narrates the story of gruesome murders that took place in Delhi over 30 years ago. Public memory is proverbially short and in India even shorter, because one catastrophic event is soon succeeded by another. But this extraordinary book should receive much public attention as it goes beyond the narration of those terrible events in 1984.

Sanjay Suri was then a young crime reporter. With a reporter's eye on detail, he has given a firsthand account of what he saw during those two terrible days after Indira Gandhi's assassination by her own security men.

Riots in India are unfortunately a frequent occurrence and do not easily shock public conscience. But these were no ordinary riots. They were not caused by outburst of spontaneous public anger against the Sikhs because of assassination of Mrs Gandhi by her own Sikh security guards. In fact, they were not riots in the normal sense. They were the handiwork of organised gangs of criminals which begs the question: who mobilised them? It is this question that Suri has answered in this book.

It is convenient to pick on the police. They were an obvious guilty party for not taking effective action against the culprits who killed 3,000 Sikhs on the streets of the Capital in broad day light without fear of any police action. Delhi Police cannot escape the responsibility and this point has also been made in the earlier writings on these tragic events. But Suri goes beyond these lapses and exposes the police-political nexus. The police did not perform their role on their own. According to Suri, they did so under the direction of their political masters.

He has put together a lot of evidence to show that this could not have happened without a tacit approval from the highest in the land. After almost 31 years and the reports of so many committees and commissions, it may not be possible to punish the guilty, but that should not prevent us from drawing the right lessons from this book to ensure that such things never happen again. And it is in this context, this book is of great importance. It raises a number of larger issues about the politicisation of the police and the subversion of the rule of law by the political masters.

He has built a strong case against the Congress. How could these criminal acts be committed across the city with the same modus operandi without planning and organisation? Apparently, some criminal minds had thought of this cruel method of torture and murder. The victims were 'necklaced' with burning kerosene tyres.

It is not a coincidence that these acts of horror took place just before the general elections. The question that needs to be further investigated is whether they were committed to exploit the anti-Bhindranwale sentiments among the majority community to benefit the ruling party. This suspicion, according to the author, is further strengthened because of the manner in which Doordarshan fuelled anti-Sikh sentiments by telecasting slogans to avenge Mrs. Gandhi's assassination like "khoon ka badla khoon" from the Teen Murti house where the late prime minister's dead body was lying. His description of how Kamal Nath was in total command of the rampaging mob in front of Gurdwara Rakab Ganj on that day and the police being a passive spectator casts the needle of suspicion against them. His account of what he saw at the Karol Bagh police station, where Dharam Das Shastri, a local Congress leader, had gone to protest against the arrest of Congress workers exposes the police-politician nexus.

He has also made a reference to my enquiry into the role of the police that was stopped before it could be completed. Justice Ranganath Mishra, a sitting Supreme Court judge, was asked to do a comprehensive inquiry into the killings. No one could have objected to that. This by itself cannot be taken as a proof of the culpability of the ruling party. It is another matter that the Mishra Commission "did not find any blame among the leadership of the Congress party". Nor did it identify the police officers remiss in their job. It recommended the appointment of yet more committees to do that job.

This further delayed the whole process and eminently suited the culprits. Politicisation of the judiciary at the highest level is a serious matter. If a sitting Supreme Court judge can be accused of partisanship in protecting the ruling party, then the whole issue of appointment of judges at all levels and giving them post-retirement favours assumes great importance. It is obvious that we need systematic police and judicial reforms to ensure that such incidents never happen again.

Suri has not spared the media too, for being reluctant and not adequately reporting these ghastly events. It is an extraordinary book that makes compelling reading. It should be widely read and commented upon. It should be compulsory reading for those concerned with the maintenance of law and order.

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