'Criminalising Dissent: Repression of Sikhs in Indian-Occupied Punjab'

On: 24 July, 2018

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ
SLF members release the report ‘Criminalising Dissent: Repression of Sikhs in Indian-Occupied Punjab’.
28th July 2018 at Norwood Hall in Southall.
The event will feature an in-depth panel discussion with members of the Sikh Liberation Front.
A humble request from SLF & NSYF please bring your whole family as it’s important we build capacity in our Kaurs and Singhs, across generations.
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Printed copies of the report will be distributed at the event and digital copies are free for Sikh Naujawan. Please send an email to info@nsyf.org.uk


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This report takes an important look at the indian states repression of Panth Dardi Sikhs. The arrest of this many Sikhs did not happen in a vacuum, the Khalistan Sangharsh lives and breathes in the heart of Punjab.
“The state’s vicious military operations violently eliminated Sikh political activists, guerrillas, and their families from political discourse with impunity in the early 1990s and continues to enforce its erasure with the omnipresence of state violence. It is crucial that the recent wave of repression in the past year is understood in this context of a political conflict between two political entities rather than misrepresented as a problem of terrorism and extremism, or conversely as individual human rights issues that can be resolved through the Indian judicial system.

Sikhs, as a sovereign people, continue to resist and build institutions of sovereign self-governance and will continue to do so in multiple arenas outside the terms and conditions that the state tries to impose. As long as the Indian state continues to repress the right to self-determination and restricts the political space necessary to advocate for Khalistan, the Sikh panth will resolutely continue its movement towards sovereignty by any means necessary.”

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