Ottawa (January 25, 2020): The World Sikh Organization of Canada views the Report by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by former Delhi High Court judge, Justice S.N. Dhingra as another dead-end for the victims of the 1984 Sikh Genocide. Although the Report has been submitted to the Government of India under “sealed covers,” details have emerged in the Indian media. The latest SIT, the 11th commission of inquiry into the 1984 Sikh Genocide, was struck by the Supreme Court of India in January 2018 and was mandated to prepare its report by March 2018. The long-delayed Report found that none of the 199 riot cases it investigated - accounting for 426 murders, can be re-opened or investigated afresh. The SIT found that the “lack of interest shown by the police and by the authorities in handling these cases” during the initial stages and the way in which the judiciary “routinely” handed out acquittals to those accused, resulted in “no possibility of further investigation” in any of the 199 cases.read moreOttawa (January 3, 2020): The World Sikh Organization of Canada condemns the attack on Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Sri Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, today. Gurdwara Janam Asthan is the birth place of the founder of the Sikh faith, Sri Guru Nanak Dev. According to reports, a mob of protestors surrounded and pelted stones at Gurdwara Janam Asthan today. Sikhs celebrating the birth gurpurab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh were stranded inside the gurdwara. Members of the mob were also recorded threatening to evict all Sikhs from Nanakana Sahib and to build a mosque in place of the historical gurdwara.read more
ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਿਹ On August 12, 2019, I will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) as I move on to a new endeavour.read moreThis past week, at our annual Brampton Community Dinner and Ottawa Parliamentary Reception, we remembered the 35th anniversary of the Indian army invasion of the Darbar Sahib Complex, a direct attack on our identity and sovereignty (we will be hosting our Surrey Community Dinner later this week).read more
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