Monday, February 21, 2011

Ethnically cleansed village discovered...

Mobs killing innocent Sikhs in anti-Sikh programs in November 1984

26 years after the1984 anti-Sikh programs took place in India, mass graves of murdered Sikhs has been discovered. The village named Hondh Chillar, in Rewari District of Haryana, was a Sikh village that was ethnically cleansed by organised mobs and reduced to ashes. The complete wipe out of a Sikh village follows the pattern of violence against Sikhs carried out by organised mobs in November 1984. Unfortunately it is claimed that the massacre was not investigated by the authorities.

Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) and All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) have investigated this graveyard village and released a list of 25 people who were inhumanly murdered or burnt alive at the Hondh Chillar village. Evidence shows that the women folk were raped, most of the Sikhs living in the village were murdered and the Gurdwara Sahib was reduced to ashes. The entire village was wiped out and survivors, if any, never dared to visit or lay claim to their properties in the village.

The list of 25 Sikhs released includes 16 male and 9 women. The women include married ladies and unmarried girls. The list shows at least 3-4 families and there is a family which lost at least 8 people.

Pictures of the discovered ethnically cleansed village:

AISSF and S F J Leaders before the remains of a house of Sikhs at Village Hondh-Chillar in Haryana.

A view of one of the abandoned houses of Sikhs at Hondh Chillar village in Haryana.

Burnt out house

Ruins of a destroyed house

Remains of the destroy village Gurdwara Sahib.

Burnt home of a family.

Faded out Gurbani painted on a wall shown from a burnt out house.

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