TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Brampton will play host to the 2nd Annual "Khalistan Night", this event will be hosted by the United Front of Sikhs.
Exactly 300 years ago, Chhapar Chiri, a small village near Chandigar Punjab India, was witness to a historic battle. This battle led to the declaration of the first Khalsa RAJ (Governance), by the great Sikh warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.
As festivities for the tercentenary celebratations, we also bear in mind when the assembly of Sikhs at the Akal Takhat Sahib declared Khalistan an independant state of Sikhs on April 29th, 1986.
This event was the result of a Sikh Genocide, commited by the Government of India, including a Sikh Massacre in New Delhi. Serious charges leveled by human rights activists against the Indian Security forces and Punjab police (Headed by KPS Gill) that thousands of innocent people were murdered in staged fake encounters and thousands of bodies were cremated and/or disposed of without proper identification or post-mortem processes.
The International Human Rights Organization claims that several Sikh women were reportedly gang-raped and molested by the Punjab Police and the Indian security forces during house to house searches. Amnesty International has also alleged several cases of disappearances, torture, rape, and unlawful detentions by the Punjab police, for which 75-100 police officers have been rightfully convicted of in December of 2002.
The United Front of Sikhs (Canada) will celebrate Khalistan Night on May 12th, 2010 to commemorate the establishment of the Khalsa Raj by Banda Singh Bahadur and also commemorate the 24th anniversary of the declaration of Khalistan on April 29th, 1986.
This event will be host to poetry, commentary and a youth drama presentation, and other various forms of entertainment. The motive of the evening is to promote the symbolic ideaology of self-determination and to further condemn the fear mongering campaign, that portrays those who strive for self determination and justice as extremists.
When: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 6PM
What: Khalistan Night - Commemorating the establishment of the Sikh Raj, and the declaration of Khalistan.
Where: Chandni Convention Center, 5 Gateway Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario
A group of dedicated Sikhs to create awareness about Sikh
issues in Canada and abroad
SOURCE UNITED FRONT OF SIKHS (CANADA)
For further information: For further information: Balkar Singh, (647) 886-4191; Avtar Singh Punia, (416) 723-4811