1st of November 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of the massacre of people of the Sikh faith, following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Tens of thousands of Sikhs were murdered and raped in Delhi, Kanpur, Bokaro and other places over a period of 72 hours.
What took place during 1st to 3rd November, 1984, is recorded as “anti-Sikh riot” in official government records. The word “riot” implies that it was a spontaneous outburst. Acting Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi publicly declared, “When a big tree falls, the earth will shake!” He thereby implied that people had attacked Sikhs as an act of revenge for the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
But facts show that the gruesome violence targeted at Sikhs was not the result of a spontaneous outburst. It was meticulously organised. This much has finally been recognised in the judgment of the Delhi High Court last year, which convicted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for his role in the genocide.
Lok Raj Sangathan is actively conducting street-corner meetings in several places in Delhi to tell the truth about the Sikh genocide to the people and invite them to a public meeting on November 1.
The main slogans used by activists in these meetings are:
Punish the guilty of the 1984 genocide!
Unite against the state-organised communal violence and division of people!
An attack on one is an attack on all!