Education is our Goal thru this Campaign – Swaranjit Singh Khalsa
Sikhs Community demands that “1984 Sikh Genocide” should be acknowledge at National Level like Armenian Genocide.
Nov 5th 2019
State of Connecticut took boldest decision by recognizing Sikh Genocide of 1984 by Indian Govt. by passing legislation to commemorate Nov 1st as “Sikh Genocide Remembrance Day” every year and by allowing Sikhs to do annual event in State Capitol.
This decision was taken under Governor Dan Malloy administration but real sense of belonging to Connecticut came when New Administration Under Governor Ned Lamont Acknowledged Month of June 2019 as “Sikh Memorial Month” and City of Norwich helped Sikhs to place Sikh Genocide Remembrance Memorial in Otis Library of Norwich.
Since 2014 Sikh are commemorating their Annual commemoration in various cities and last year event was hosted in State Capitol to commemorate Nov 1st as “Sikh Genocide Remembrance Day”.
This year where sikhs are hosting annual candle light vigil outside Norwich City Hall on Nov 9th 2019 they are also doing educational campaign with hope that federal leaders will raise their voices in US Capitol just like House passed resolution to recognize Armenian Genocide.
Manmohan Singh Bharara founding members of Sikh Community of Connecticut said “The simple message on these billboards are gesture that we thank State of Connecticut for recognizing 1984 Sikh Genocide and We appreciate efforts of State for giving Sikh Community opportunity to share their narrative and pain with fellow Americans”.
Swaranjit Singh Khalsa Coordinator of United Nations Council of World Sikh Parliament and President of Sikh Sewak Society International USA said “These kinds of media campaign and billboards boost education among fellow Americans about who sikhs are and why they came to America.
Singh said “ It is important that we Recognize the pain of Sikhs so they can grow out of it.
The Media campaign was done by Gurudwara Sachkhand Darbar Hamden with help of other Sikh Organizations and Members from other Gurudwara’s with projection to reach 5 millions impressions according to traffic count.
When asked Mr. Singh about Indian Consulate recent interference in their town of Norwich he said “As a American I don’t like any Govt. to interfere in my Country and their is No doubt India should be made accountable for Human rights violations that happened during that phase, its high time India take responsibility for its crimes against humanity ”.
Some people says that 1 millions sikhs has been killed by Indian Govt. as First in June 1984 Indian Govt. invaded Sikh Holy Shrine Darbar Sahib In Amritsar along with more than 30 other Gurudwara to kill community in which more than 10,000 sikhs were killed.
Then in November 1984 more than 30,000 were killed in India within matter of just 4 days.
Not just that since 1984 India has declared a war on sikhs and killed more than 150,000 sikhs in extra judicial killing.
Till Now Punjab the Sikh Homeland is occupied by India and Punjab have no control over its resources.
Natural resource of Punjab which is water is going to other states and Punjab don’t even get paid for that.
Kuljit Singh Khalsa Member of Hamden Gurudwara Said “Sikhs of Connecticut share American values and being American it is our duty to raise voice against Human rights violations no matter where it happens.
The incident of Foreign Govt. Intervention in Connecticut have made Connecticut Residents concerned and alarmed the leadership to take action against foreign influence in day to day working of Connecticut municipalities and State legislation.