NDP remembers the 1984 Sikh Genocide on its 40th anniversary « Canada’s NDP

June 1, 2024 at 2:00 am  Federal, Politics

Canada’s NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement on the 40th anniversary of the 1984 Golden Temple invasion:

“This month marks 40 years since the Indian Government invaded the Darbar Sahib Complex and dozens of other Gurdwaras.

During this state-sanctioned violence and what followed – Sikh civilians faced brutal repression including enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killings, torture and secret and illegal mass state cremations.

This tragic and unthinkable violence has impacted survivors and families of the victims, around the world for decades – many still live with trauma and intergenerational trauma as a result.

In the aftermath of such state-sanctioned atrocities, we must seek answers, accountability, and justice, which is why New Democrats will be seeking official recognition of the 1984 Sikh Genocide in parliament.

Acknowledging this genocide is the first important step towards community healing – and addressing intergenerational trauma.

Never forget 1984.”

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