LONDON, UK—Sikh parliamentarian Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi today questioned the UK Parliament Leader of the House that why an independent inquiry to establish the extent of the Margaret Thatcher government’s involvement in the June-1984 holocaust has still not taken place despite the huge demand from within the British Sikh community.
“This week marks 36 years since then Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi ordered her abhorrent attack on the most revered Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. It eventually led, under a media blackout, to the destruction of historic structures, the genocide of the Sikhs, and the burning of the Sikh Reference Library, and that is why Sikhs can never forget 1984,” Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi said in his speech in the UK parliament.
Tanmanjeet Singh aka Tan Dhesi is a British Labour Party politician. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Slough in 2017. He was appointed Shadow Minister for Railway by leader Sir Keir Starmer in April 2020.
Sikhs can #NeverForget1984 because after the abhorrent attack on the #DarbarSahib (#GoldenTemple) complex in Amritsar, 36 years ago this week, came the destruction of their historic structures, burning of the Reference Library and genocide.So, while we lament all those still struggling for justice, I asked the UK Parliament Leader of the House why an independent inquiry to establish extent of the Thatcher Government’s involvement in that assault has still not taken place, despite the huge demand from within the British Sikh community!
Posted by Tan Dhesi MP on Thursday, June 4, 2020