NEW YORK, USA—Sikhs from New York and neighboring States will be commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) invasion by the Indian Army in June of 1984. The march is being organized jointly by Panthik organizations under the patronage of “Sikhs for Justice” (SFJ).
Over 5,000 attendees are being expected to take part in the march that will start outside India’s Permanent Mission to the UN and will end at United Nations Headquarters.
According to attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, legal adviser to SFJ, there is a need for the “international community to break its silence on the oppression of Sikhs in India, and the denial of their right to self- determination in Punjab”.
The march will include speeches and addresses by well renowned Sikhs, including Dr. Amarjeet Singh of Khalistan Affairs. Sikh Sangat (congregation) is required to arrive promptly at 11 AM. The entire program is expected to last until 4 PM. More information can be obtained by contacting Sikhs for Justice: https://www.facebook.com/SikhsForJusticePage