The Human rights group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) will file a petition before US President Barack Obama on December 15, urging the Obama administration to recognise the 1984 anti-Sikh pograms as a 'genocide' rather than 'anti-Sikh riots.'
The online petition created on the White House official website requires 25,000 signatures by December 15 to warrant a response from Obama.
The petition urges the Obama administration to fulfil its obligation under Article 1 of the UN Convention on genocide by recognising the 1984 government orchesterated massacre of Sikhs as as a 'Sikh genocide'. The petition argues that the intentional and deliberate nature of the attacks on Sikh lives, properties and places of worship during November 1984 makes them the crime of genocide.
Can everyone please sign the petition and ask others to do so!
Steps to sign the petitionStep 1. Please sign into http://www.wh.gov/XZj1
Step 2. Click on "CREATE AN ACCOUNT" (must create an account in order to sign the petitions). FIll in the required information and submit. You will than receive an email. Now follow the instructions and click on the link to confirm and finalize your account. Also in the same email you will find your PASSWORD.
Step 3. Now govto http://www.wh.gov/XZj1
Step 4. Click on "Login". Use your EMAIL and PASSWORD to login.
Step 5. In a new browser window goto http://www.wh.gov/XZj1
Step 6. Sign the Petition