I implore everyone to visit this website, get involved, and sign the petition. Spread the word and let’s work together to bring justice to our fallen brothers and sisters.
WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh!
2009 marks 25 years since the November 1984 pogroms against Sikhs in Delhi and across India. Despite over a dozen commissions and countless kangaroo courts, the leaders who organized and led the massacres of Sikhs in the streets of Delhi continue to prosper.
Join us in saying Enough! Visit http://www.nov1984.org/ and take action by signing our petition to Justice Navanetham, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
November 1984 Accountability Petition Demands
§ An independent international inquiry into Rajiv Gandhi’s and the Congress party’s role in planning, organizing and executing the November 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms in New Delhi, India and
§ The immediate removal of the name of former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, from all public monuments, airports, roads, stadia, parks, sports awards, and professorships.
Please sign the petition and help us get to 100,000 signatures by November 2009.
First – If you have never read any of Cynthia Mahmood’s books, go do that. I suggest this book:
You can check out a nice preview of this book at google books
Second – set aside a good half hour of quite time and read this article on Sikh Chic wherein she explains the amazing motivation behind her Sikh Studies. This could possible be one of the best articles I’ve ever read, and it’s one of the most moving stories I’ve heard in a long while.
Seriously. Go read it. Now.
Amnesty International (UK) has put out a press release condemning the actions of the Indian Government in bringing justice to the Sikhs for 1984. While what the Indian government is doing (and has been doing for so long) is not unexpected, it’s always nice to see respected international organizations recognizing that.
All those responsible for the massacre must be brought to justice – whether they are political leaders, police or government officials.