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Thousands of Sikhs expected in central London on Sunday to remember victims of 1984
By: Barfi Culture Team
Published: 1st June 2018

Thousands of British Sikhs will converge in central London on Sunday, 3rd June, to remember victims of the 1984 Sikh Genocide.

The march is an annual event with speeches as well as silence for the victims.

This year there will also be a special focus on British citizen Jagtar Singh Johal, who has been held by Indian authorities for over 6 months without a trial.

It is the 34th anniversary of the June 1984 attack on the Sri Harmandir Sahib Complex (also referred to as the Golden Temple) by the Indian army. Hundreds died during the attack.

Thousands of Sikhs were also killed later in 1984 after the assassination of Indira Gandhi.

An estimated 20,000 - 40,000 Sikhs were also victims of extra-judicial killings in the years that followed.

Sikhs will gather in Hyde Park between 11am and 1pm. This will be followed by a protest march through central London before a 'freedom rally' in Trafalgar Square between 2 - 5pm.


Article published on 1st June 2018 in the Politics section




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