Declare November 01 As “Sikh Genocide Day” – AISSF To Akal Takht
Posted By Zaheerul Hassan
All India Sikhs Students Federation (AISSF) has approached Sri Akal Takhat Sahib urging to issue directive declaring November 01 as “Sikh Genocide Day” and asking the community to commemorate the same internationally. In a request submitted to Sri Akal Takhat Sahib victims of November 1984 along with AISSF appealed Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh to hold Akhand Paath Sahib in remembrance of thousands of Sikh men, women and children who were ruthlessly murdered in November 1984. AISSF also sought directive from Sri Akal Takhat Sahib about building of “Sikh Genocide Memorial” at Hondh Chillar, Haryana.
Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, the supreme temporal seat of Sikh religion had already declared November 1984 killings of Sikhs as “Genocide” in which more than thirty thousand Sikhs were killed across 18 states of India in a deliberate attempt to wipe out the community.
Terming November 1984 as “State sponsored Genocide”, Bibi Jagdish Kaur, prime witness against SajjanKumar’s role in leading death squads in November 1984 stated that victims have approached Sri Akalt Takhat to take a lead in seeking justice for the Sikh community by observing Ardas on November 1, 2012 in the memory of those who were murdered.
Citing to the recent discoveries of Mass Graves of Sikhs killed during November 1984 in Haryana and other states, Karnail Singh Peermohammad, President AISSF termed November 1984 as “mother of all cover ups” by successive governments. Since the death of thousands of Sikhs remained unknown to the world for more than 28 years till the recent discoveries of mass graves, no last rites were ever performed as per the Sikh religious practices; the Federation has requested Sri Akal Takhat Sahib to hold Aradas and to declare November 01 as Sikh Genocide Day.
Dismissing the popular belief that only 3300 Sikhs were killed during November 1984, AISSF announced to produce authenticated Government documents on November 01, 2012 at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib proving that more than 30,000 Sikhs were killed throughout India during November 1984.