August 6, 2012

Sikh Massacre

No doubt about it, the seven Sikhs murdered by some jacked up skin head in Wisconsin is an outrage. Time to fry this young fella and hang the blackened corpse from the light post in front of their temple. Same goes for the Aurora mass murderer and any other clown who decides that he has the  right of life or death over anyone for any reason.

However, for India to demand an apology from the US could be just a little exercise of the pot calling the kettle black as the following story illustrates:
Over 20,000 Sikhs Murdered With Support of Indian Government in 1984
WASHINGTON, D.C., Saturday, November 1 marks the anniversary of the November 1984 massacre of Sikhs in Delhi in which over 20,000 Sikhs were killed while Sikh police officers were locked in their barracks and the state-run radio and TV called for more Sikh blood. The massacres followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, which took place after Mrs. Gandhi ordered the Indian military attack on the Golden Temple, the center and seat of the Sikh religion, in June 1984.

The Delhi massacres were a brutal chapter in India's repression of the Sikhs, according to Dr. Gurmit Singh Aulakh, President of the Council of Khalistan. 'This brutal, government-inspired massacre clarified that there is no place in India for Sikhs,' Dr. Aulakh said. On October 7, 1987, the Sikh Nation declared its independence from India, naming its new country Khalistan. In more than twenty years since then, India has continued its illegal occupation of Khalistan and stepped up the repression of the Sikhs while the Sikh Nation has continued to work to achieve its birthright.

The Indian government has murdered over 250,000 Sikhs since 1984, more than 300,000 Christians since 1948, over 89,000 Muslims in Kashmir since 1988, and tens of thousands of Tamils, Assamese, Manipuris, Dalits, and others. The Indian Supreme Court called the Indian government's murders of Sikhs "worse than a genocide."

Indian police arrested human-rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra after he exposed their policy of mass cremation of Sikhs, in which over 50,000 Sikhs have been arrested, tortured, and murdered, and then their bodies were declared unidentified and secretly cremated. He was murdered in police custody. His body was not given to his family.
Of course this could be a biased, agenda-driven account, but apparently there are strong indications that the Indian government was involved in the Sikh bloodletting. More here.


banned said...

There was some mention of this massacre in Wisconsin in the UK press but no mention was made of the victims being Sikhs.

LL said...

The killer was himself killed by the police. Justice applied quickly and effectively.

I do understand that the families and friends are mourning, but I don't understand the requested apology from the US.


Obama has apologized to everyone but the Sikhs. In that case, an apology from the Great Apologist may be in keeping with the general practices of the ObamaNation.

Andy said...
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Andy said...

70+unarmed civilians are riddled with bullets and its 9/11 pas deux. 6 Sikhs are gunned down and its a transglobal outrage. 80+ Nigerian saints are martyred on any given Sunday and its 'meh.

The risk of these senseless acts and those potential future ones could be reduced simply by bringing back real and visceral consequences. Knowing that you will be launched into eternity "Tyburn-Style" for taking innocent lives will give any man pause.