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Deplorable Fate of the Sikhs in India

Deplorable Fate of the Sikhs in India

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by Professor Ali Sukhanver( October 1, 2013, Islamabad, Sri Lanka Guardian)
Addressingthe 68th UN General Assembly, the Indian Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh raised his seriousconcerns over terrorism coming to India from across the border. He also spoke on SecurityCouncil reform and reiterated that diplomacy be given a chance in resolving the crisis in Syriaand Iran. He said, “We believe that if there's a strong India, that's good for the world, and it'sultimately good for the US." If the honourable Prime Minister had viewed The New IndianExpress of 4th September 2013, before addressing the UN General Assembly, he wouldcertainly have added a few lines in his speech regarding the deplorable condition of the Sikhcommunity in India. According to The New Indian Express, US Federal Court, New York, hassummoned Sonia Gandhi for shielding and protecting leaders and workers of her party whowere allegedly involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The 27-page complaint against SoniaGandhi alleges that between Nov 1 and 4, 1984 about 30,000 members of the Sikh community"were intentionally tortured, raped and murdered by groups that were incited, organized,controlled and armed" by the ruling Congress party. The complaint petition against SoniaGandhi was filed by a US based Sikh organization called ‘Sikhs for Justice.’ According to thedetails published in various international newspapers, 1984 was the ever worst year for the Sikhcommunity in India. It was the year in which hundreds of Sikhs were brutally murdered,innocent children were ruthlessly stabbed to death and Sikh women were mercilessly raped.Sikh properties were looted, destroyed and usurped by hooligans who were involved in a verywell organized cleansing of entire Sikh community under the state command and guidance.After this merciless massacre countless members of the Sikh community silently left India andmigrated to other countries leaving behind them their homes and Gurdwaras which once usedto be the centre of their joys and happiness. And those who couldn’t leave the country wereforced to live a life of continuous shame and disgrace. Now even after 28 years it seemsimpossible for the Sikh community in India to forget the abusive crimes committed by Indian

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