AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—SGPC President Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar has appealed the Sikh masses to attend the 33rd anniversary of 1984 holocaust at Sri Akal Takht Sahib on June 6. He has also directed the worldwide Gurdwara committees to perform ‘Ardas’ on June 6 after culminating Sri Akhand Path Sahib in the memory of Sikhs who attained martyrdom during the 1984 holocaust.
Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar said that the June 1984’s attack on Sri Akal Takht Sahib by the Indian government was an example in itself in the whole world where a government used its army to massacre its own citizens. He added that the Sikh community could never forget this tragedy.
Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar said that the Sikh Gurdwaras were symbol of communal harmony in society but the Indian government had depicted its fanatic face by attacking Gurdwaras in June-1984.
He has appealed the Sikh masses to attend the anniversary event at Sri Akal Takht Sahib along with their families. He has also appealed the Sikh masses to offer prayers on June 6 in their residential areas for the martyrs of June-1984 who laid their lives while defending Sikh faith.
Notably, Prof. Badungar has been holding meetings with pro-freedom Sikh outfits, including the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and the Dal Khalsa. He also appealed both organizations to attend the anniversary programs. This is a new development as the SGPC has sidelined these organizations for a while.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org