This week marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1984 Sikh massacre, a violent series of pogroms targeting innocents in India. On the anniversary of this atrocity, CIJA joins our friends in the Sikh community to honour the memory of the thousands of innocent men, women and children murdered in 1984. The massacre of Sikhs was a deliberate and brutal act, and to this day those responsible for these horrific attacks have not been brought to justice. Only by remembering and condemning these events can we hope to avoid similar atrocities in the future.
The Sikh community in Canada and around the world works to promote human rights, freedom and democracy to help ensure future generations inherit a better world. Canada’s Jewish community continues to stand in solidarity with our Sikh friends, especially during this week of commemoration.