WSO: Follow the Acknowledgment of 1984 as a Genocide with Vigorous Prosecutions

Rajnath-Singh_42OTTAWA, Canada—The World Sikh Organization of Canada has written to Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, welcoming his acknowledgement of the killing of Sikhs in November 1984 as a genocide and calling on him to follow up his announcement with investigations and prosecutions of those responsible for orchestrating and carrying out the killings.

Noting that Minister Singh’s acknowledgement has been welcomed by Sikhs in India and across the world, WSO President Dr. Amritpal Singh Shergill in his letter wrote, “India is a signatory to and has ratified the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which recognizes genocide as an international crime and obligates signatories to prevent and punish actions of genocide. While recognition of 1984 as a genocide was a welcome and necessary first step, we encourage your government to now vigorously pursue investigations and prosecutions of those involved. The recent decision by your government to provide enhance compensation to the victims of the 1984 genocide is appropriate as these families have suffered for much too long, but the most important step to help heal the wounds of 1984 will be to bring the murderers responsible for the killings to justice.”


  1. The investigating team should suspend all Big bosses of Police who were on duty in those days not only in Delhi but at other places where sikh genocide happened. Those retired stop their pension. All these people did not perform their duty and this can be the main cause for the action against them. Then only then they will speak to the inquiry officer who ordered them not to take any action.


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