1984 pogroms of Sikhs in India

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1984_2.flv (74.1mb)


Witnessed: 3949 times

Regions: India

Issues: Crimes against humanity, Forced disappearances, Genocide

Tags: 1984, india, Sikh

An authoritative account, using eyewitness testimony, of the massacres of India's minority Sikh community during the course of 1984 and the repression that took place in the state of Punjab in the decade afterwards. This film was first shown by the 1984 Truth & Justice campaign to MPs in the UK Houses of Parliament to raise awareness on the 20th anniversary of the pogroms.
Film footage shown courtesy of the 'Sikhs', BBC (12 April 1999); Ken Rees, ITN (1-4 Nov 1984); 'Rajiv - the alternative', BBC (Dec 1984); Eastern Eye, C4 (Jan 1985); 'The Riddle of Midnight', Salman Rushdie (1987); 'Disappearances in Punjab, Ram Narayan Kumar (1995).

Upload the new 28-page report '1984 Sikhs' Kristallnacht (2009) from: ensaaf.org./pdf/reports/kristallnacht.pdf

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