UK should pass resolution admitting 1984 mistake, demand Sikh groups

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UK should pass resolution admitting 1984 mistake, demands Sikh groups
New Delhi, Jan 17: An international human rights group for Sikhs, with the support of Sikh groups across the world, has demanded that UK Parliament should immediately pass a "resolution that action of the then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of colluding with Indira Gandhi to attack the holiest of holy Sikh shrine was wrong", said a TOI report.

This is in response to the information going around since last week that Special Air Service (SAS) of United Kingdom (UK) was involved in planning to attack Golden Temple in 1984 to help Indian army to flush out armed terrorists from Golden Temple in Amritsar.

The demand has been raised by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) and is being supported by Sikh organizations from Punjab, UK, United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. American Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (AGPC, "Canadian Sikh Coalition" (CSC), Sewa 84, a UK based human rights NGO, "Movement Against Atrocities and Repression", a Swiss based human rights group, "Supreme Sikh Council of Australia", "Voices For Freedom", a US based human rights NGO, and All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF), a Punjab based Sikh social organization are with SFJ in this.

Unfortunately when the Sikh's needed the United Kingdom's help, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher betrayed the Sikh interests and assisted Indira Gandhi in planning the invasion of Harmandir Sahib, said the legal adviser t SFJ.

SFJ has announced that it will hold rallies in US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand in  February to mark the 30th year of UK's collusion with Indian government to attack Golden Temple.In Delhi All India Sikh Student Federation handed over a memorandum to British ambassador demanding passing of resolution by British parliament.

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