“Amu” : India’s Wakeup Call to the 1984 #Rapes and Killings of #Sikhs

THE 50 MILLION MISSING CAMPAIGN BLOG ON INDIA'S FEMALE GENDERCIDE

by Rita Banerji

In December 2012, when the social media was abuzz with news of the Delhi rape protests, our campaign received several messages asking why India had been totally silent on the 1984 mass rapes and killings of Sikhs in Delhi.

This is a reference to an episode in 1984, when following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her two Sikh bodyguards, for four days there were unchecked and organized attacks on Sikhs in Delhi and other parts of India.  Since the Sikhs are a tiny community, 2% of the population and easily identified by the turbans and other clothing, they became an easy target.  More than 4000 Sikhs were killed, hundreds of women were gang-raped, and homes and businesses burnt down.

A report from the CBI, (India’s Central Bureau of Investigation) shows the massacre was sanctioned and organized by the police and the…

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  1. Shocking realty of the religion who are instigate hate and persecution. You can’t kill people on the base of they ethnic or believe, because some of them had done a wrong thing. Unfortunately when religion teach hate the result is cruelty, that does not in my view not to defend ours-elf from wrong doing. When religion are openly teach hate them that must be consider against humanity and be outlaw.

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