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The Sikh Coalition News
June 3, 2014
  • Remembering the Anti-Sikh Violence of 1984

    This June, Sikhs worldwide will remember the Indian Army’s assault on Darbar Sahib and dozens of other Gurdwaras (Sikh houses of worship) throughout Punjab in 1984. Code-named Operation Bluestar, the assault claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Sikh worshippers and set the stage for a decade of violent state repression that claimed tens of thousands of innocents and non-combatants.

    Click here to learn more about the events of June 1984.

    To honor those who lost their lives, the Sikh Coalition will issue several advisories like this one over the next few months to create awareness about anti-Sikh violence in India and support efforts to promote justice and accountability.


    The 1984 Living History Project
    The 1984 Living History Project is working to capture the stories of anti-Sikh violence in India during 1984, while recognizing the survival and resilience of a people. This project seeks to build awareness of state-sponsored human rights violations, suppression of information and social trauma.

    The Last Killing, a documentary by Ensaaf
    "In 1994, a Punjabi cop filed a lawsuit against his colleagues accusing them of the secret torture and killing of innocents. Now, as his case is finally being heard by the Supreme Court, a new documentary traces his long fight for justice." - Review by Simran Jeet Singh in the Daily Beast
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