America On Sikh Religion: People of many religions live in India. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Buddhist and many more. There have also been riots in the country regarding caste religion, but the Sikh riots in 1984 is considered one of the most painful riots. Speaking on this, a US senator described the anti-Sikh riots as one of the “darkest” years in the history of modern India. He said that there is a need to remember the atrocities committed on Sikhs.
The attacks on Sikhs took place in 1984. The main reason for this was the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 31 October 1984 in India. Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own bodyguard. His bodyguards belonged to Sikhism. After this violence erupted in Delhi and other parts of the country. More than 3,000 Sikhs across India lost their lives in this violence.
Sikh community was targeted,
Senator Pat Twomy said in his speech in the Senate, “The year 1984 is one of the darkest years in modern Indian history. The world has seen many violent incidents between ethnic groups in India, many of which specifically target the Sikh community. Today, we are remembering the time that happened on November 1, 1984, after the tension between the Sikhs in the Punjab province and the central government in India.
Sikh attacks statistics
The Pennsylvania senator explained the figures, saying that often in such cases, official estimates may not tell the full story. It is estimated that over 30,000 Sikh men, women and children were deliberately targeted, raped, killed and forced to flee by mobs across India.
prevent the loss of human rights
The senator said during the speech, “It is our goal to prevent the destruction of human rights in the future. For this we have to recognize their past forms. We should remember the atrocities against Sikhs so that those responsible for it can be held accountable and such incidents against the Sikh community or other communities around the world can be stopped.
History of Sikhism
The roots of Sikhism in the Punjab region of India are about 600 years old. One of the major religions of the world, Sikhism has about 30 million people worldwide. Their number in America is about 700,000. Sikhs have also shown keen interest in serving people of all religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Which shows their generosity and sense of community.
Sikhs Kovid-Help done during 19
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sikh communities in Pennsylvania and the United States provided groceries, masks and other supplies to thousands of families,” said Tumi, a member of the American Sikh Congressional Caucus. Caste, gender, religion or creed did not mean anything to them.” If we look at the sentiments of the Sikhs individually, they have the test to better understand the tradition of equality, respect and peace. He said that it is clear that the presence and contribution of Sikh communities has not only improved the country but their neighbourhood.