India’s Hidden Genocide
On 31st October Sikhs 1984 Shaheed Bhai Beant Singh and Shaheed Bhai Satwant Singh assassinated the indian prime minister for ordering the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib in June 1984. The indian government thought striking at the heart of the Sikh Quam would crush our spirit and the rising Sikh movement for freedom from india. Instead it was the “mother” of indian politics who sealed her own fate and the Quam received the only justice we have seen since 1984.
Between October 31st 1984 and November 5th 1984 the indian establishment responded to teach Sikhs a “lesson” and the world stood back as state sponsored mobs systematically burned, raped, and killed Sikhs in the streets of india’s capitol Delhi and in states all over india where the ruling congress party had control. This organised anti-Sikh violence was neither random nor an “outpouring of grief” as is claimed by the indian government; rather a governmental response to a conflict that had been building for generations.
This project by the National Sikh Youth Federation seeks to bring the context to the forefront of the conversation.