Hosted by Supreme Sikh Council of Australia
Date: 4 November 2017
Time: 10:00–13:00 hrs
Venue: Federation Square, Corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
The march will start from Melbourne’s Federation Square and will finish at the State Library of Victoria. Start gathering at the Federation square by 10am.
This is organised to raise awareness about genocides and human rights violations around the world.
The speeches will be held at State Library of Victoria forecourt and the program will finish around 1PM.
Sikh Genocide of 1984
In 1984, anti-Sikh mobs organised by the ruling congress Party massacred people of Sikh faith across India, in the wake of the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her two of her body guards Beant Singh and Satwant Singh. It is estimated that around 8000 people of Sikh faith was massacred in the aftermath. It was a knee jerk reaction by a shocked nation after the assassination of one the most loved Prime Ministers of India.
By 1984, the armed separatist movement for Khalistan by the Sikh community had already created an Anti-national image across India. In June 1984, Indira Gandhi ordered Indian army to attack the Golden Temple and eliminate Sikh separatists holed up in the temple and destroy the stockpile of weapons inside the temple. This has created widespread protest among the Sikh community across the world which resulted in the assassination of Mrs Gandhi.