The All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) today conducted the last leg of its online signature campaign at Golden Temple against the anti-Sikh riots, 1984. This camp was led by AISSF general secretary Gagandeep Singh Rair and Malwa in-charge Prabhjot Singh Faridkot.The petition titled ‘Condemn India’s denial of justice to the victims of November 1984 Sikh genocide’ will be submitted to US President Donald Trump to help bring justice to the victims. A couple of victims’ kin also turned up to give the petition an impetus.AISSF president Karnail Singh Peermohammad said he would never give up the fight for justice. He thanked the sangat and the media for their support throughout this initiative. “This petition was started by the human rights organisation — Sikhs for Justice. The aim was to collect at least 1 lakh signatures till November 26, but today we concluded our mission with 1.15 lakh signatures. I am thankful to our supporters and hope that US President Trump will intervene. I hope that our efforts will bear fruit as it was done when Canadian Parliament recognised 1984 killings as Sikh genocide, recently,” he said.Five members of 76-year-old Jagdish Kaur’s family were burnt by a mob in Delhi during the riots. She is also the prime witness in the Sajjan Kumar’s case. Justice hasn’t been delivered even after 33 years, she said.She resides in the Amritsar Danga Pirat accommodation provided to her under the government’s rehabilitation scheme with her son Gurdeep Singh Gollu. She says, “I will fight till the last drop of my blood.”Her husband Kehar Singh, then 45, was working with the defence services. Along with him her 19-year-old son Gurpreet Singh, cousin Kuldeep Singh (21) brothers Narinder Pal Singh (35) and Raghwinder Pal Singh (25), too, were burnt alive before her eyes at her residence in Cantonment Area, Raj Nagar in Delhi.
12 Jul 2020
13 Jul 2020