Salil Shetty speaks about the 1984 Sikh Massacre


Head of Amnesty International: Salil Shetty calls justice for the survivors of the Anti Sikh violence of 1984 in India. Salil Shetty also personally describes the impact of the targeted killings of Sikh men, women and children on himself and his family.

”This year marks 30 years of impunity for the crimes committed during one of India’s most shameful episodes. It is a national disgrace that thousands of survivors of the 1984 anti Sikh violence have been denied justice for three decades now.

The sheer scale of the impunity for the 1984 massacre is staggering, and has also been used to downplay other incidents of mass violence. As long as the perpetrators of the carnage in 1984 go unpunished, the rule of law in India remains weakened.

Amnesty International urges the government to establish an independent team to conduct thorough, impartial and effective investigations into all cases, including closed cases, of anti-Sikh violence in 1984.”


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