A Special Report on Historical Context 1984

Sikhs, Panjab, India & the Diaspora: Locating the Current Crisis

We present this Special Report to provide historical context to the Sikh experience from 1984 to the present day vis-a-vis the Indian and Canadian governments. The information provided narrates the wrongdoings against the Sikh community and Indian Panjab, which have been largely ignored and even perpetuated by the state and media.

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Introduction

The Indian government has long persecuted Sikhs in India and abroad, ignoring their grievances, denying them justice, and creating a culture of impunity ripe for gross human rights violations through decades. It is the culmination of this pattern that has resulted in multiple assassinations and assassination plots organized by India against citizens of Canada, the UK, and the US. We seek to contextualize India's transnational repression as part of an ongoing project by the state against Sikhs and the latest response by the Indian Foreign Minister, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

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Why is it important for Sikhs, today, to remember Maharani Jind Kaur?
What oppression did Rani Jind Kaur have to overcome in order to lead the Sikh Kingdom?
You decide… Was Rani Jind Kaur on the side of the Sikhs or the British?
How did Rani Jind Kaur cross boundaries to resist British control?
What influence did Rani Jind Kaur have on those who came after her?

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