CHANDIGARH, Punjab—On July 4, scores of Sikh bodies taken out a march in the holy city Amritsar Sahib commemorating the 66th anniversary of India’s first armed attack on Sri Darbar Sahib. Beginning from Gurdwara Santokhsar Sahib, the march concluded at Sri Akal Takht Sahib where the marching Sikhs prayed for the freedom of Sikhs.
The Sikh bodies who participated in this march included Awaz-e-Qaum, Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwala, Jatha Sirlath Khalsa and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee.
During this march, Sikh activists carried placards highlighting the damage caused by the police during July-1955’s armed attack on Sri Darbar Sahib. They shouted slogans seeking a sovereign Sikh state in this march.
In a joint statement shared with Sikh24, all the Sikh youth leaders participating in this march said that every Sikh should be familiar with this attack and Sikhs need to realize that they’re not independent in India.
“The Sikhs had joined the Indian union after being promised of an independent area in the North-West India but all their dreams broke when Nehru backtracked from this promise,” they added.
“To get rid of such attacks in future, the Sikhs would have to take up struggle for the establishment of an independent Sikh state,” they said.