Friday, November 06, 2015

1984 Anti-Sikh Genocide: A Mexican Catholic touching message

Mexican Catholic wears a Turban to honour the victims of 1984 Sikh Genocide... 

Please read below the message posted by this amazing Mexican Catholic sister:

Today I would like to encourage All my Sikh brothers, specially the young ones, to wear a Turban ... to FLOURISH your BEAUTIFUL Identity with PRIDE but most important to honour the victims of the 1984 Sikh Genocide who were identified and killed as a result of wearing one. In so many instances, their turbans were removed first as a final act of humiliation prior to their deaths.

To All Non Sikhs: I would like to encourage you to learn and appreciate how BEAUTIFUL and UNIQUE Sikh identity is ... An appeal is being made to the global freedom and peace loving community to stand in solidarity with the victims of the 1984 Sikh Genocide by taking a photograph wearing a turban and uploading it onto social media with the hashtag. #SikhTurban84


The 1984 Anti-Sikh Genocide refers to the harrowing episode which commenced on 31 October, 1984 across India.

In the capital alone, over ten thousands members of the Sikh community were butchered, beaten and burned alive. Easily identifiable due to their turbans, Sikh males were targeted with ease whilst the law enforcement agencies turned a blind eye or actively participated in the carnage. Sikhs were further targeted at their homes through voter lists identifying the names Singh and Kaur, used almost exclusively by male and female Sikhs respectively. Females were kidnapped, brutally gang raped and killed by the Government sponsored mobs.

This event was the most deadly in the violent history of Delhi and remains highly controversial. Thirty-one years later, the instigators and perpetrators remain unpunished despite the evidence of various survivors and human rights groups that the Genocide was orchestrated by officials of the Congress Party with the connivance of Delhi administration and police. Anti-Sikh violence was not restricted to Delhi but also took place in other states such as Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Speaking about the events in December 2014, the Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh stated the massacre of Sikhs in 1984 was a genocide and that thise who had a role in the carnage are yet to be punished.

Miri Piri Foundation in conjunction with Sikh Channel #SikhTurban84

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