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‘Where the sun don’t shine’: Terrorist organisation Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) releases a new map of ‘Khalistan’, gets mocked

 

SFJ also confessed to its involvement in the Red Fort siege and rioting in Delhi on the occasion of 71st Republic Day. The confession was reportedly made in a seven-minute video released by the outlawed organisation in which they had backed the Red Fort siege and called for the siege of the Indian Parliament on February 1 when the Budget Sessi

 
 
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Social media users pour scorn on SFJ’s new map depicting the imagined Khalistani territories

 

Khalistani terror organisation Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) was at the receiving end of online backlash after it released a new “map” of their vision of Khalistan—a new homeland for Sikhs—would entail. 

The Sikhs For Justice have released a map of their vision of what Khalistan – a free Sikh homeland in India – would entail.

The group are holding a non-binding referendum to gauge support for Khalistan which begins next week (Oct 31st) in London, at the Queen Elizabeth Centre. pic.twitter.com/DmPUHESBfh

— SikhPressAssociation (@SikhPA) October 22, 2021

The new map released by the radical, separatist Sikh organisation showed not just Punjab but Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and several districts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh that the terror outfit designated as areas that would be seceded from India for the establishment of Khalistan. 

The map was released ahead of the group’s effort to hold a non-binding referendum to gauge support for their separatist, terrorist movement to form Khalistan beginning next week (Oct 31st) in London, at the Queen Elizabeth Centre.

While Khalistani proponents of the SFJ would have expected rave reviews over the map released by them, they were, instead, at the receiving end of contempt and scorn by the netizens for displaying the audacity of fantasising dismemberment of India. 

Netizens scoff at the new map released by SFJ of their fantasised Sikh homeland

BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, known for his witty replies on Twitter, shared a picture with a message that asked the SFJ to shove off the map where the sun don’t shine. 

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— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) October 23, 2021

One of the Twitter users did not take Jodhpur’s inclusion into Khalistan kindly and warned the group of the consequences of casting their evil eyes on Jodhpur, using colloquial language to drive home his point. 

Lawde jodhpur wale gote muh me atka denge.

— Dr. Shubham 🌞🌟☃️ (@jatayuuuu) October 23, 2021

Another Twitter user also expressed his bewilderment over the inclusion of Jodhpur in the figment of SFJ’s imagination. He dared the radical group to visit Jodhpur and see for themselves what it would mean trying to secede Jodhpur from India. 

Jodhpur? Gaand main chakri daal ke ghumayenge ek baar aake dekho.

— an (@Dhuandhaar) October 23, 2021

A Twitter user replied to the tweet warning them what people of Bharatpur are capable of doing if they tried including the district in Khalistan.

🤣🤣 In chutio ko pata nahi hai Bharatpur ke bare me, aise hi include kar diya… Bharatpuriye aisi gaan marenge inke pitaaji Khalistan bhool jaenge

— Ravi (@rickythechamp) October 23, 2021

Then there were some who used popular memes to scoff at SFJ’s effrontery of releasing a map that talked about hacking off parts of India for the creation of Khalistan. 

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— Pahli Fursat IAS 🇮🇳 (@pahlifursat) October 23, 2021

One Twitter user exposed the Khalistani terror outfit for what it is—a Pakistani outpost. The user highlighted how the Khalistani map doesn’t include Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib, two places that are in Pakistan but revered by Sikhs around the world.

So Khalistan without Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib? Looks like ISI made this map 😂

— Facts (@BefittingFacts) October 23, 2021

There were others too who derisively asked SFJ to include Nakana Sahib and Kartarpur in Khalistan.

Abe bhadwo, Nankana Sahib aur Kartarpur to include kar lete 😂

— Mogambo (@Happy_Mogambo) October 23, 2021

Talking about the referendum, SFJ said Punjabi Sikhs will be eligible to vote and registration could be done on the day of voting. This is not the first time that SFJ has peddled propaganda against India. The proscribed Khalistani terror organisation Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has been involved in anti-India activities since its inception. It actively participated in stoking ‘farmers’ protest in India as a means to subvert the democratically elected government at the Centre.

It reportedly also confessed to its involvement in the Red Fort siege and rioting in Delhi on the occasion of 71st Republic Day. The confession was reportedly made in a seven-minute video released by the outlawed organisation in which they had backed the Red Fort siege and called for the siege of the Indian Parliament on February 1 when the Budget Session commences.

 
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Not big fan of SFJ but these indian news folks are funny. They have no unique idea but daily miserably trying to copy/paste ideas of the west is doing.

Adding tweets is the new thing for them. Looking at these low grade opinion/column based website, look at their “self created” 3rd class low grade tweets. 
 

One thing they forget is that news folk usually post majority of tweets of the famous known personalities. What Indians are doing is posting tweets of sanghi or Arya samaji riding on donkeys as day job. 😂

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Sikhs for Justice releases new map of Khalistan

Sikhs for Justice is a US-based organisation that supports secession of Punjab from India for creation of Khalistan


APPOctober 23, 2021
 
an organisation sikhs for justice released a new map of india showing not just punjab but haryana himachal pradesh and several districts of rajasthan and uttar pradesh as part of khalistan photo twitter sikhpa
An organisation Sikhs for Justice released a new map of India showing not just Punjab but Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and several districts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as part of Khalistan. PHOTO: TWITTER/@SikhPA

ISLAMABAD:

An organisation Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has released a new map of India showing not just Punjab but Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and several districts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as part of Khalistan.

The Sikhs for Justice is a US-based organisation that supports the secession of Punjab from India for the creation of Khalistan.

It was founded and primarily headed by lawyer Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. It was banned in India in 2019 as an unlawful association. The ban came after it started campaigns for a Punjab independence referendum in 2019 to carve out a separate Khalistan.

The organisation has been fighting a long peaceful legal battle against the Indian government and politicians involved in the 1984 deadly operation against Sikhs since 2011. The Sikhs For Justice had filed criminal and human rights cases in the US courts against prominent leaders of the Congress Party (involved in Golden Temple Massacre).

Read more: Bhindranwale to farmers, Indian exploitation of Sikh community

In February 2014, the organisation filed human rights violation case against then Indian PM Dr Manmohan Singh (a Sikh himself) for his role as finance minister of India in the 1990s, accusing him of “funding crimes against humanity perpetrated upon the Sikh community in India”. They also submitted a report to United Nations Commission on Human Rights on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The SFJ started organising a campaign for ‘Referendum 2020’ for the secession of the Indian Punjab state from India. The campaign was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sukhpal Singh Khaira, MLA of Punjab Legislative Assembly and the Leader of Opposition at the time, said, “Sikh Referendum 2020 was a result of consistent policy of bias, discrimination and persecution towards the Sikhs by successive governments in India”.

The new map clearly depicts that the area will be cut off from India and made into the Sikh country “Khalistan”.

The SFJ has designated areas that would be seceded from India for the establishment of Khalistan.

Also read: The Sikh factor and siege of Delhi

In Rajasthan, far-flung Bundi and Kota have also been counted as Khalistan. It has been claimed that these parts will be cut off from India.

The map was released ahead of the organisation’s effort to hold a world over the non-binding peaceful referendum to gauge support for creation of Khalistan beginning from October 31 in London, at the Queen Elizabeth Centre. The referendum is likely to gather huge support for the just cause and demands of Sikhs of India.

Sikhs have been facing systematic persecutions and continuous exploitation at the hands of successive Indian governments. The movement itself is a big question mark on the secular face of India.

The latest move by the organisation fully supported by Sikhs all over the world is a clear sign of the desperation of minorities in India to get out of the hold of highly biased and brutal Hindutva regime.

The demands of Sikhs also exhibit that minorities of India now clearly understand that the future of their coming generations is at serious risk. The world community and international stakeholders/ organisations must take appropriate measures to avert the looming human catastrophe for Muslims and minorities in general and Kashmiris in particular.

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8 hours ago, Premi5 said:

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2326088/sikhs-for-justice-releases-new-map-of-khalistan

 

Sikhs for Justice releases new map of Khalistan

Sikhs for Justice is a US-based organisation that supports secession of Punjab from India for creation of Khalistan


APPOctober 23, 2021
 
an organisation sikhs for justice released a new map of india showing not just punjab but haryana himachal pradesh and several districts of rajasthan and uttar pradesh as part of khalistan photo twitter sikhpa
An organisation Sikhs for Justice released a new map of India showing not just Punjab but Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and several districts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as part of Khalistan. PHOTO: TWITTER/@SikhPA

ISLAMABAD:

An organisation Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has released a new map of India showing not just Punjab but Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and several districts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as part of Khalistan.

The Sikhs for Justice is a US-based organisation that supports the secession of Punjab from India for the creation of Khalistan.

It was founded and primarily headed by lawyer Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. It was banned in India in 2019 as an unlawful association. The ban came after it started campaigns for a Punjab independence referendum in 2019 to carve out a separate Khalistan.

The organisation has been fighting a long peaceful legal battle against the Indian government and politicians involved in the 1984 deadly operation against Sikhs since 2011. The Sikhs For Justice had filed criminal and human rights cases in the US courts against prominent leaders of the Congress Party (involved in Golden Temple Massacre).

Read more: Bhindranwale to farmers, Indian exploitation of Sikh community

In February 2014, the organisation filed human rights violation case against then Indian PM Dr Manmohan Singh (a Sikh himself) for his role as finance minister of India in the 1990s, accusing him of “funding crimes against humanity perpetrated upon the Sikh community in India”. They also submitted a report to United Nations Commission on Human Rights on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The SFJ started organising a campaign for ‘Referendum 2020’ for the secession of the Indian Punjab state from India. The campaign was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sukhpal Singh Khaira, MLA of Punjab Legislative Assembly and the Leader of Opposition at the time, said, “Sikh Referendum 2020 was a result of consistent policy of bias, discrimination and persecution towards the Sikhs by successive governments in India”.

The new map clearly depicts that the area will be cut off from India and made into the Sikh country “Khalistan”.

The SFJ has designated areas that would be seceded from India for the establishment of Khalistan.

Also read: The Sikh factor and siege of Delhi

In Rajasthan, far-flung Bundi and Kota have also been counted as Khalistan. It has been claimed that these parts will be cut off from India.

The map was released ahead of the organisation’s effort to hold a world over the non-binding peaceful referendum to gauge support for creation of Khalistan beginning from October 31 in London, at the Queen Elizabeth Centre. The referendum is likely to gather huge support for the just cause and demands of Sikhs of India.

Sikhs have been facing systematic persecutions and continuous exploitation at the hands of successive Indian governments. The movement itself is a big question mark on the secular face of India.

The latest move by the organisation fully supported by Sikhs all over the world is a clear sign of the desperation of minorities in India to get out of the hold of highly biased and brutal Hindutva regime.

The demands of Sikhs also exhibit that minorities of India now clearly understand that the future of their coming generations is at serious risk. The world community and international stakeholders/ organisations must take appropriate measures to avert the looming human catastrophe for Muslims and minorities in general and Kashmiris in particular.

Well shoot. Since any borders we propose get laughed at I guess we'll just have to settle for all of india and pakistan. That'll settle the Kasmir issue too. 

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8 minutes ago, Arsh1469 said:

That map looks like someone vomited on the map and they used the vomit ad the borders.

c’mon man.. that’s disgusting thing to even write up.

I’m sure you have some good arguments to add in a better way? 

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On 10/24/2021 at 10:21 AM, Premi5 said:

Sikhs for Justice releases new map of Khalistan

It seems that some Sikhs are not reading up on their history. And that's a shame as this particular history is only around 80 years old.

In 1944, H S Mailk also produced a map of Panjab and outlined it as a Sikh country, to the British. Muslims were asking for Pakistan, so why couldn't the Sikhs have their own country as well. Seems a fair argument.

 

But the map Malik produced and presented to the British would have only showed a Sikh population of some 20%. The British asked him on what grounds would you claim this as a "Sikh" country? Both the other communities could outvote your community individually. Malik had no answer.

 

Lesson learnt?

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1 hour ago, chatanga1 said:

It seems that some Sikhs are not reading up on their history. And that's a shame as this particular history is only around 80 years old.

In 1944, H S Mailk also produced a map of Panjab and outlined it as a Sikh country, to the British. Muslims were asking for Pakistan, so why couldn't the Sikhs have their own country as well. Seems a fair argument.

 

But the map Malik produced and presented to the British would have only showed a Sikh population of some 20%. The British asked him on what grounds would you claim this as a "Sikh" country? Both the other communities could outvote your community individually. Malik had no answer.

 

Lesson learnt?

Which HS Malik is this? Hardit Singh Malik..? The WW1 fighter pilot who became a Indian diplomat?

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3 hours ago, chatanga1 said:

It seems that some Sikhs are not reading up on their history. And that's a shame as this particular history is only around 80 years old.

In 1944, H S Mailk also produced a map of Panjab and outlined it as a Sikh country, to the British. Muslims were asking for Pakistan, so why couldn't the Sikhs have their own country as well. Seems a fair argument.

 

But the map Malik produced and presented to the British would have only showed a Sikh population of some 20%. The British asked him on what grounds would you claim this as a "Sikh" country? Both the other communities could outvote your community individually. Malik had no answer.

 

Lesson learnt?

The realistic approach would be increasing our percentage across western rajasthan border districts all the way through to rann of kutchh in gujrat. We MUST have a contingious demographic and geographic linkage to the sea for a viable state. Our priorities should be heavy charity based parchar in these areas combined with strengthening our numbers in Punjab.

Making these SFJ type fantasy maps is setting us up for mockery. I wonder if they know the areas they've yellowed would have a 90 million population with sikhs under 20 %.

 

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7 hours ago, chatanga1 said:

It seems that some Sikhs are not reading up on their history. And that's a shame as this particular history is only around 80 years old.

In 1944, H S Mailk also produced a map of Panjab and outlined it as a Sikh country, to the British. Muslims were asking for Pakistan, so why couldn't the Sikhs have their own country as well. Seems a fair argument.

 

But the map Malik produced and presented to the British would have only showed a Sikh population of some 20%. The British asked him on what grounds would you claim this as a "Sikh" country? Both the other communities could outvote your community individually. Malik had no answer.

 

Lesson learnt?

The argument is faulty if it is based on population.  The Sikhs fell into the trap of of demographics determining the creation of a Sikh state. For the Muslims this worked because they had the numbers in the West and the East but for Sikhs, the Sikh state should have been presented as a country created for those that physically owned the land. There was no need to hark back to the Lahore kingdom and claim that they British should return it all to the Sikhs. This just muddied the water and made the claim for a Sikh state seem fantastical,. In the 1940s only 10% of the population could vote in the Punjab elections and this was based on factors such as their ownership of land, the ownership of shops and factories and their contribution to the state in the form of land cesses and property taxes. The Sikh claim should have been if only 10% could determine the future political rulers of a state every 5 years then why could not that also be the basis for the creation of a Sikh state. 

The core of the Sikh state should have been the Sikh kingdoms, that would have been about 50% of the present state of Punjab. Because the British were leaving then any treaties between the British and the Sikh kingdoms would be null and void and these kingdoms would be free to remain independent from the two new states that the British were creating. From this core what was required was to get the territory of the British province of Punjab partitioned according to the land ownership. The Sikhs owned 27% of the land in Punjab and hence they had a just demand to take that much of Punjab as their fair share. What needed to be determined was which districts Sikhs owned the most land and those districts should have been claimed for the Sikh state. Rough calculation would be that the Sikh state would have been double the size of the present Punjab state. The enclaves such as Dadri and Bahadurgarh which were in south Haryana could have been swapped for areas close to the new Sikh state. 

 

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https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2021/10/26/the-khalistan-nightmare/

 

The Khalistan nightmare

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 After several postponements, the “Punjab Referendum Commission has announced to hold the “Punjab Independence Referendum on October 31, 2021.  The Commission has been appointed by the US-based Khalistani separatist group Sikhs for Justice. The Commission” consists of “non-aligned direct democracy experts” who are to organise and hold a referendum on whether Punjab should be independent. The referendum will start in London on October 31 and then take place in other countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, and the region of Punjab, the commission stated.

Commission’ chairman M Dane Waters, based at the University of Southern California clarified that the commission’s role is to “help the SFJ conduct a referendum that is as consistent with international norms as possible”.  He added, ‘Although a non-governmental and non-binding referendum, the result will be used as the basis for the Sikh community to request an official binding vote from the United Nations on establishing the Indian governed region of Punjab as an independent homeland for the indigenous people of whom Sikhs are the single largest group’. India is irked y the date of referendum,  October 31, as on this date anti-Sikh riots, following Indira Gandhi’s assassination by his body guards, erupted, leaving 3000 to 17000 Sikhs dead.

India fought tooth and nail to forestall the intended referendum. It sent a dossier to the British government blaming Pakistan and Paramjit Singh Pamma, “an ordinary criminal”, for sponsoring the event. The UK rejected the request.

SFJ has promised help and assistance for those seeking visas to come to London to attend the rally. The organisation has booked rooms in a hotel in South all for participants travelling from outside the UK. From Britain’s Green Party, which has a lone MP in Westminster, Caroline Lucas and George Galloway, a former MP and former broadcaster respectively, have registered their support for the rally. Lucas said, `Sikh people have a right to determine for themselves whether they want to establish an independent Punjabi state’.

Why India fears the non-binding referendum?

Indian High Commission has planned a counter demonstration at the same venue few hours before the ‘Referendum 2020’ rally. India is worried that the referendum would open wounds of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The riots resulted in genocide of thousands of Sikhs. Not only the Congress Party leaders like Sajan Kumar and Jagadish Tytler but also police colluded with the killers. India’s then foreign minister and later prime minister Manmohan Singh said , ‘If then home minister Narisamha Rao had paid to IK Gujarat’s suggestion to call in the army, the 1984 Sikh riots could have been avoided’.(1984 Sikh riots could have been avoided if Narrasimha Rao had listened to IK Gujaral: Manmohan Singh, India Today December 5, 2019).

Desire for autonomy

Guru Gobind Singh asked Sikhs to adopt Khalsa way of life. At the gathering of 1699, Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa Vani – “Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh“. He named all his followers with the title Singh, meaning lion. He also founded the principles of Khalsa or the Five ‘K’s, kara, kirpan, kachha, kais, and kanga (a wrist bracelet, underwear, long hair and a comb). The five K’s have spiritual connotation.

Sikhs have a long history of fighting repression. In 1973, Akali Dal put forward the Anandpur Sahib Resolution to demand more autonomy to Punjab. It demanded that power be generally devolved from the Central to state governments. The Congress government considered the resolution a secessionist document and rejected it.

 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a prominent Sikh leader of Damdami Taksal, then joined the Akali Dal to launch the Dharam Yudh Morcha in 1982 to implement the Anandpur Sahib resolution. Bhindranwale had risen to prominence in the Sikh political circle with his policy of getting the Anandpur Resolution passed. Others demanded an autonomous state in India, based on the Anandpur Sahib Resolution.

India used iron fist tactics to gag the demand. The high-handed police treated the protesters (Dharam Yudh Morcha) as ordinary criminals. The Sikh youth retaliated by starting an insurgency. By 1983, the situation in Punjab was volatile.

Operation Blue Star

It was launched (1 June) “to remove him and the armed militants from the Golden Temple complex. On 6 June Bhindranwale died in the operation. The operation carried out in the temple caused outrage among the Sikhs and increased the support for Khalistan Movement.

Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi killed

Four months after the operation, on 31 October 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh. Public outcry over Gandhi’s death led to the killings of Sikhs in the ensuing 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Convictions

Very few people were punished. In Delhi, 442 rioters were convicted. Forty-nine were sentenced to the life imprisonment, and another three to more than 10 years’ imprisonment. Six Delhi police officers were sanctioned for negligence during the riots. That month, the Karkardooma district court in Delhi convicted five people – Balwan Khokkar (former councillor), Mahender Yadav (former MLA), Kishan Khokkar, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal – for inciting a mob against Sikhs in Delhi Cantonment. The court acquitted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. But, upom revision, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.  In the first ever case of capital punishment in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case death sentence was awarded to Yashpal Singh convicted for murdering two persons, 24-year-old Hardev Singh and 26-year-old Avtar Singh, in Mahipal Pur area of Delhi on 1 November 1984. Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Pandey pronounced the Judgement on 20 November 34 years after the crime was committed.

Investigations

Ten commissions or committees were formed to investigate the riots. But, most of the accused were acquitted or never formally charged. The commissions or committees include Marwah Commission, Misra Commission, Kapur Mittal Committee, Jain Banerjee Committee, Potti Rosha Committee, Jain Aggarwal Committee, Ahuja Committee, Dhillon Committee,

Narula Committee, and The Nanavati Commission, The most recent, headed by Justice G. T. Nanavati, submitted its 185-page report to Home Minister Shivraj Patil on 9 February 2005; the report was tabled in Parliament on 8 August of that year.

The Marwah Commission was appointed in November 1984. As Marwah was completing his inquiry in mid-1985, he was abruptly directed by the Home Ministry not to proceed further. The Marwah Commission records were appropriated by the government, and most (except for Marwah’s handwritten notes) were later given to the Misra Commission.

The Misra Commission was appointed in May 1985; Justice Rangnath Misra submitted his report in August 1986, and the report was made public in February 1987. In his report, he said that it was not part of his terms of reference to identify any individual and recommended the formation of three committees.

 While the commission noted that there had been “widespread lapses” on the part of the police, it concluded that “the allegations before the commission about the conduct of the police are more of indifference and negligence during the riots than of any wrongful overt act.”

The Kapur Mittal Committee was appointed in February 1987 at the recommendation of the Misra Commission to enquire into the role of the police; the Marwah Commission had almost completed a police inquiry in 1985 when the government asked that committee not to continue. Although the committee recommended the dismissal of 30 of the 72 officers, none have been punished.

The Potti Rosha Committee was appointed in March 1990 by the V. P. Singh government as a successor to the Jain Banerjee Committee. In August 1990, the committee issued recommendations for filing cases based on affidavits submitted by victims of the violence; there was one against Sajjan Kumar.

The Jain Aggarwal Committee was appointed in December 1990 as a successor to the Potti Rosha Committee. The committee recommended the registration of cases against H. K. L. Bhagat, Sajjan Kumar, Dharamdas Shastri and Jagdish Tytler.

The Ahuja Committee was the third committee recommended by the Misra Commission to determine the total number of deaths in Delhi. According to the committee, which submitted its report in August 1987, 2,733 Sikhs were killed in the city.

The Dhillon Committee, headed by Gurdial Singh Dhillon, was appointed in 1985 to recommend measures for the rehabilitation of victims. Although the committee recommended ordering the (nationalised) insurance companies to pay the claims, the government did not accept its recommendation and the claims were not paid.

The Narula Committee was appointed in December 1993 by the Madan Lal Khurana-led BJP government in Delhi. One recommendation of the committee was to convince the central government to impose sanctions.

Khurana took up the matter with the central government, which in the middle of 1994, the Central Government decided that the matter did not fall within its purview and sent the case to the lieutenant governor of Delhi. It took two years for the P. V. Narasimha Rao government to decide that it did not fall within its purview.

The Narasimha Rao Government further delayed the case. The committee submitted its report in January 1994, recommending the registration of cases against H. K. L. Bhagat and Sajjan Kumar. Despite the central-government delay, the CBI filed the charge sheet in December 1994.

The Nanavati Commission was established in 2000 after some dissatisfaction was expressed with previous reports. The commission reported that recorded accounts from victims and witnesses “indicate that local Congress leaders and workers had either incited or helped the mobs in attacking the Sikhs”. Its report also found evidence against Jagdish Tytler “to the effect that very probably he had a hand in organising attacks on Sikhs”.It also recommended that Sajjan Kumar’s involvement in the rioting required a closer look. The commission’s report also cleared Rajiv Gandhi and other high ranking Congress (I) party members of any involvement in organising riots against Sikhs.

Role of Jagdish Tytler

In March 2009, the CBI cleared Tytler amidst protests from Sikhs and the opposition parties.

Concluding remark

At present the Sikhs are distraught by farmers’ prolonged protest and pettifoggery among political leaders. Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh’ rivals remind  him that Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam, his sweetheart, is a Pakistani agent. Still, the referendum may gain momentum in future.

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16 hours ago, Premi5 said:

Indian High Commission has planned a counter demonstration at the same venue few hours before the ‘Referendum 2020’ rally. India is worried that the referendum would open wounds of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Uh oh. That's not good. 

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