Remembering the Victims of Sikh Genocide `1984

    OTTAWA, June 5 /CNW/ - Sikhs from all over Canada have come together
today on Parliament Hill to remember the 25th anniversary 1984 Sikh Genocide
in India.
    On this day 25 years ago, the Indian government committed a Genocide on
the Sikh people in India. This peace rally has been organized to pay homage to
those innocent people who have lost their lives due to the single fact that
they are Sikh.
    Every human living in the world has an inherent right to freedom, the
Government of India attacked the Golden Temple and 38 other Sikh Gurdwara's in
Punjab India during the week of June 1st - June 6th 1984. This was conducted
under a statewide media blackout.
    No official list or numbers have been released about the people killed.
Thousands of families have not been given closure for loved ones who were
killed, let alone receiving adequate justice.
    Indian Government has murdered over 250,000 Sikhs since 1984, more than
300,000 Christians since 1948, over 90,000 Muslims in Kashmir since 1988, and
tens of thousands of Tamils, Assamese, Manipuri's, Dalits, Bodos, and others.
    According to a report published by the movement against state repression,
(MASR). The Indian Supreme Court called the Indian government's murder of
Sikhs "worse than genocide."

        The United Front of Sikhs demands the Canadian Government to question
        the Government of India on their human rights record, giving full
        rights to minorities and give full access to agencies such a Amnesty
        Int`l and others.

        The United Front of Sikhs urges to seek intervention at a
        International level employing the Anti-Genocide Laws outlined by the
        "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of
        Genocide" United Nations.

    These are serious issues that the Government of Canada needs to spearhead
and assist in finding in a solution.

    A group of dedicated Sikhs to create awareness about Sikh issues in
Canada and abroad.

For further information:

For further information: Avtar S. Punia, (416) 723-4811, or Balkar
Singh, (647) 886-4191, Email:

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