TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - Yonge - Dundas Square in the heart of downtown
Toronto, will be the home to a four hour long Vigil on Saturday November 1st
from 4pm - 8pm, a tribute to the innocent men, women and children who's lives
were taken without reason during the Sikh Pogrom November 1st-5th 1984, in New
Humanity was shaken at the foundation when innocent Sikhs lives were
deemed to be disposable in an organized Sikh Genocide.
The time of November 1st 1984 was supposed to be just like any other,
kids went to school, kissing their parents goodbye, and people went to work,
not knowing the evil that was brewing. This was the day after the
assassination of the Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandi.
Angry mobs formed, people of Sikh faith were attacked and people who
attempted to save them were not spared either. People were burnt alive, women
raped, kids shot and beaten, as though it was a scene from a movie or
film....but this was real, real people being killed, real women being raped,
real kids being beaten.
Thousands of Sikhs were reported killed, their bodies lining the once
beautiful city of New Delhi India. Now it was a grave yard full of dead bodies
of innocent Sikhs.
The Sikh Community of Canada would like to honour and remember the lives
lost and through this vigil attempt to console the lives shattered by murder
We would like to invite all Canadians to please join us in this time of
remembrance, join hands, light a candle of hope and help seek justice.
Who: United Front against Human Rights Violations.
What: Candle Light Vigil to remember those who lost their lives
during Sikh Pogrom
When: November 1st 2008, between 4pm-8pm
Where: Yonge - Dundas Square Downtown Toronto. 4pm - 8pm.
For further information:
For further information: Media Enquiries: Avtar Singh Punia, (416)
723-4811; Balkar Singh, (647) 886-4191