10 Days of Terror

Tens of thousands of army troops were deployed and on the 1st June Sri Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) was surrounded. The Border Security Force and the Central Reserve Police Force, under orders of the Army started firing upon the Complex, in which at least 8 People died. The Battle of Amritsar had begun, #10DaysofTerror had started.

Courtesy of National Sikh Youth Federation

 

 

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  1. Ranjit says:

    Great work in putting this together – it’s short, effective, to the point and above all informative. Thank you for keeping this insane crime by the state alive in our collective memories. There are countless people and Gurdwara committees who would not even consider a discussion on this topic. But the fact is this travesty, is Sikh history, recent Sikh history that it should be taught and talked about in an objective way in schools and Gurdwaras,not brushed under the carpet.

    Another piece of recent Sikh history that has been successfully ‘brushed under the carpet’ and conveniently forgotten about is the Sikh Suba struggles and sacrifices of the 1950’s and 1960’s. I will be surprised if you can find any body under 40 years of age anywhere in the world who can provide an accurate summary on the subject.

    The Indian state viewed that struggle in the same way they viewed the events leading up to the 1984 assault – ie.a minority community exerting their right to be different and vehemently resisting being swept into Hinduism.

    The short slide presentations is perfect for delivering this history lesson. I hope you can do a series on Sikh history in this format. The November 1984 genocide would be another great presentation.
    Good luck and keep up the great work.
    Ranjit,
    Vancouver, Canada.