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US Asked to Term 1984 Anti-Sikh Violence a Genocide

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Washington: A petition with more than 46,000 signatures, including 29,000 online, submitted to the Obama Administration urges it to recognise the organised violence perpetrated against Sikhs during November 1984 as "genocide".

The rights group "Sikhs for Justice" (SFJ) has also announced plans to converge on Capitol Hill Feb 1, during the constituent work week of the House of Representative to lobby in support of the Sikh genocide petition, the group said.

The US Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour that deals with issues relating to the international human rights violations and crimes against humanity is expected to respond on the Sikh genocide petition, it said.

In support of the petition, the SFJ has submitted "1984 Yes it is Genocide" report to Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner.

The 300-page report presents evidence showing that Sikhs were killed in large numbers in those 19 states of India where the Congress party was in power during November 1984 and role of Congress leaders in inciting and organising violence with intent to destroy the Sikh community.

Source: IANS
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Reader's comments(3)
1: It was not at all Genocide but existing Govt. have done a wonderful job in 1984. All those innocent sikh families who suffered during 1984 were the victim of the riots which were started by Sikh militias. Why they are approaching to Obama now. Maximum Sikh militants were carrying unauthorized arms & ammunition and were asking for a separate country Khalistan. Sikhs started a violent activity against the Mother India which was not acceptable at any cost.
Posted by:Sumeet Singh - 23 Dec, 2012
Please get your facts straight. The killings happened in Delhi and several cities of India. There were no Sikh militants there to start the rioting. In Punjab during those days not a single person died and there were no riots at all.
Daljeet Singh Replied to: Sumeet Singh - 04 Jan, 2013
3: It's about time that the genocide of sikhs in 1984 was brought to the attention of the world. The culprits should be hunted down,brought to justice and made to pay
Posted by:Satinder - 23 Dec, 2012