Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Modi government must revisit its stand on Sikh genocide : Chandumajra

Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra INVC NEWSINVC NEWS Chandigarh,

Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Anandpur Sahib and party general secretary Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra today urged the Narendra Modi government to revisit its stand on the Sikh genocide resolution adopted by the Ontario legislature in Canada. Raising the issue during zero hour in the Lok Sabha, he said rather than condemning this resolution as “unfortunate and misleading” and seeking its withdrawal, the Parliament should pass similar resolution to assuage hurt feelings of the Sikhs. The main culprits were moving about free. The Sikhs were already losing faith in the judicial system. The stand taken by the Modi government had further reinforced the perception of denial of justice. Akali leader said more than 3000 innocent Sikh men, women and children were killed in a planned and the most brutal attack on the members of the community in Delhi alone from November 1 to November 3, 1984, but the victims were still waiting for justice. He pointed out even former prime ministers including Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Chandra Shekhar had condemned these killings as genocide. Even Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on December 26, 2014 had referred to these killings as genocide as reported by the media as a blot on the face of this country, he added. Prof Chandumajra asserted that despite being a smaller community, the Sikhs were now an important part of the global community. The Sikhs were playing effective role in some of the Canadian provinces. The Canadian authorities had taken this step keeping in view the Sikh sentiments on this sensitive issue.



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