28TH ANNUAL SIKH FREEDOM AND REMEMBRANCE RALLY
SUNDAY JUNE 10th 2012
AT HYDE PARK CENTRAL LONDON 11AM
MARCH COMMENCES AT 1PM TOWARDS TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Question: What is the purpose of this rally and march?
Answer: To remember our Shaheeds, to march for the freedom of the Sikh nation and to support our Sikh freedom fighters who are sitting in jails.
Question: Is a protest march and rally the most effective way of doing things?
Answer: This is one of many ways to protest and inform Sikhs and non-Sikhs of the on going injustices and crimes been and being committed against the Sikh nation in India. What can be better way of i) keeping the issue alive, ii) instilling passion and spirit for the Sikh cause in the community, in particular youngsters, and iii) symbolically showing the killers of the Sikhs that Sikhs can never be exterminated and will stand united in becoming the voice of the voiceless.
Question: What is the benefit of Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations spending thousands of money bringing the UK Sangat all together on 10th June?
Answer: It is only because of the annual protest march and rally that the Indian authorities have not gone further in the torture and mistreatment of Sikhs in India. If Sikhs did not protest, the authorities would step up their acts of terrorism against Sikhs because they would think no one is watching them. The slogans of Sikhs in UK have had such an effect on India that the Indian government has requested the UK government to ban Sikhs from protesting against India in UK. The annual protest creates spirit and passion within Sikhs, in particular the youth, to become Sikhs and remember that the crimes against humanity committed against the Sikhs is an unresolved and on going issue.
Orange Dastaars, rumaals and Dupattas. Everyone is requested to wear a Dastaar, irrespective if you have Kesh or not, male or female, as a mark of solidarity to the Sikh nation and a visual statement to India and the world that Sikhi will flourish irrespective and never die no matter how many holocausts and genocides they go through.