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Sikh Genocide Library







This library contains comprehensive information on Crimes Against Sikhs (Crimes Against Humanity), State Terrorism and Sikh Genocide with associated articles, books and reports.


  • 1984 Carnage In Delhi

    1984 Carnage In Delhi

    by People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR)

    (1992) A report on the aftermath of Sikh genocide.

  • 1984 Sikh Genocide - DSGMC Arguments

    1984 Sikh Genocide - DSGMC Arguments

    by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee

    (1985) Arguments and information presented before the Misra by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

  • 1984 Sikh Genocide Press Coverage During Nanavati Commission

    1984 Sikh Genocide Press Coverage During Nanavati Commission

    by Unknown

    (2005) Media press reports from July 2001 to January 2005.

  • 1984 Sikhs Kristallnacht

    1984 Sikhs Kristallnacht

    by Parvinder Singh

    (2009) A great booklet on the events of 1984 Sikh genocide.

  • 1984 When India Backstabbed And Betrayed The Sikh Nation

    1984 When India Backstabbed And Betrayed The Sikh Nation

    by Ajmer Singh

    (2014) This article was created as a series of 28 blogs by Ajmer Singh in October 2014. With Ajmer Singh's kind permission we have collated the blogs into a single volume so that it may be preserved for the future.

  • Ahooja Committee Report

    Ahooja Committee Report

    by Unknown

    (unknown) Ten commissions and committees have so far enquired into the 1984 Sikh genocide. Most like this one were miscarriages of justice.

  • Appeal On Missing Official Indian Government Sikh Genocide Reports

    Appeal On Missing Official Indian Government Sikh Genocide Reports

    by Central Information Commission

    (2010) Ten commissions and committees enquired into the 1984 Sikh genocide. Most were miscarriages of justice. However, India has refused to folow its own laws and the RTI Act (Right To Information). India marked public investigations as secret, refused access and then said it no longer had the information.

  • Break The Cycle Of Impunity And Torture In Punjab

    Break The Cycle Of Impunity And Torture In Punjab

    by Amnesty International

    (2003) A great article on the torture and custodial violence that continued to be regularly reported in Punjab, despite the end of the militancy period in the state in the mid-1990s. In this report, Amnesty International makes the link between the impunity enjoyed by police officers during and after the militancy period and the continuation of torture today. The report focuses on abuses committed in police custody from 1984.

  • Capital Punishment Upon Devenderpal Singh Bhullar

    Capital Punishment Upon Devenderpal Singh Bhullar

    by Lawyers for Human Rights International

    (unknown) Devenderpal Singh Bhullar entered Germany to seek asylum on 18th /19th December 1994. Against UN conventions, he was betrayed by Gernamy authorities and deported back to India on 17th January 1995 to face state torture and the death penalty.

  • Changing The Rules Of Political Game

    Changing The Rules Of Political Game

    by Madhu Kishwar

    (1985) A short article on the 1984 Sikh genocide by Manushi.

  • Dead Silence - The Legacy Of Human Rights Abuses In Punjab

    Dead Silence - The Legacy Of Human Rights Abuses In Punjab

    by Human Rights Watch

    (1994) The bloody conflict in the Indian state of Punjab drew to a close in 1993, but the restoration of an elected government has not meant the restoration of the rule of law. To the contrary, the Punjab police continue to torture, kill or cause their victims to disappear with impunity. The price of the government's apparent success against the separatists is the legacy of these abuses: a corrupt and brutal police force whose recourse to murder and torture has been sanctioned by the state as an acceptable means of combatting political violence. Dead Silence documents incidents of torture, extrajudicial executions and disappearances by the police, which took place between 1991 and 1993. There is no indication that the government at the state or federal level has made any effort to investigate these abuses or prosecute the perpetrators, even though the identity of the latter is well-documented.

  • Forced Disappearances In Punjab

    Forced Disappearances In Punjab

    by Human Rights Watch

    (2003) International law establishes that forced disappearances are grave human rights abuses that violate the right to be free from arbitrary arrest, the right to be free from cruel and inhuman treatment, the right to liberty, and the right to life, all rights guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. International law, embodied in treaties and the jurisprudence of international tribunals, requires that States investigate all cases of forced disappearances in which State liability is at issue. States are obligated to conduct effective and thorough investigations of all allegations of forced disappearances and to provide a remedy for those whose rights have been violated. Consequently, the government of India is obligated under international law to investigate all cases of alleged disappearances across Punjab. However it is clear that India has no intention of honouring its obligations.

  • From Day To Day

    From Day To Day

    by Manushi

    (1986) A short article on the 1984 Sikh genocide by Manushi and the experience at Tilak Vihar, which was one of the worst affected area's.

  • Gangster Rule

    Gangster Rule

    by Madhu Kishwar

    (1984) A great short article on the 1984 Sikh genocide by Manushi.

  • In Search Of A New Kingdom Of Lahore

    In Search Of A New Kingdom Of Lahore

    by Joyce Pettigrew

    (1986) The sacrifice of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale's life, and the lives of some of his followers, drew attention to the fact that many Sikhs live by a model of society opposed to India's.' 'What is required for the future peace of India and of the Sikh Punjab is the implementation of the Anandpur Sahib resolution.' A great article.

  • Indias Sikhs - Problems And Prospects

    Indias Sikhs - Problems And Prospects

    by Arthur W. Helweg

    (1987) A booklet from the author on issues faced by Sikhs.

  • India's Sikhs Waiting for Justice

    India's Sikhs Waiting for Justice

    by Barbara Crossette

    (2004) In the days that followed her death on October 31, mobs encouraged by Gandhi's Congress Party roamed Sikh neighborhoods, butchering men and boys with savage brutality, setting fire to the still-living and the dead. Sikhs were hauled from vehicles and killed on the roads; they were hacked to death on trains. About 3,000 Sikhs (the number is still in dispute) were murdered in nothing less than a pogrom, most of them in Delhi. In many neighborhoods, the police were nowhere to be seen. Almost as many Sikhs died in a few days in India in 1984 than all the deaths and disappearances in Chile during the 17-year military rule of Gen. Augusto Pinochet between 1973 and 1990.' A great article.

  • Jain Aggarwal Committee Report

    Jain Aggarwal Committee Report

    by Unknown

    (unknown) Ten commissions and committees have so far enquired into the 1984 Sikh genocide. Most like this one were miscarriages of justice.

  • Justice Denied

    Justice Denied

    by People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR)

    (1987) A critique of the Misra Commission Report on Sikh genocide in November 1984.

  • Justice Nanavati Commission Of Enquiry - Volume I

    Justice Nanavati Commission Of Enquiry - Volume I

    by Unknown

    (2005) An enquiry into the Sikh genocide of 1984 by hindus led by some members of the Congress party and the Indian governemnt.

  • Justice Nanavati Commission Of Enquiry - Volume II

    Justice Nanavati Commission Of Enquiry - Volume II

    by Unknown

    (2005) An enquiry into the Sikh genocide of 1984 by hindus led by some members of the Congress party and the Indian governemnt.

  • Kapoor Mittal Committee Report

    Kapoor Mittal Committee Report

    by Unknown

    (unknown) Ten commissions and committees have so far enquired into the 1984 Sikh genocide. Most like this one were miscarriages of justice.

  • Khalistan The Only Solution

    Khalistan The Only Solution

    by Lieutenant Colonel Pratap Singh

    (unknown) This book sets out, very clearly, why Khalistan is the only solution for Sikhs. A great book.

  • Know The Facts - November 1984 Sikh Genocide

    Know The Facts - November 1984 Sikh Genocide

    by Sikhs For Justice

    (unknown) The November 1984 Sikh genocide was systematic and had organized killings of Sikhs in 18 Indian States and more than 100 cities across India.

  • Letter of Amnesty International addressed to Barak Obama regarding November 1984 Sikh Massacre

    Letter of Amnesty International addressed to Barak Obama regarding November 1984 Sikh Massacre

    by Larry Cox, Amnesty International

    (2009) This is a copy of Letter Written by Amnesty International to US President Barack Obama regarding Sikh Massacre of November 1984.

  • Letters About Rehabilitation Package To 1984 Victims

    Letters About Rehabilitation Package To 1984 Victims

    by Minstry Of Home Affairs

    (2009) Selected letters from the government of India providing compensation for victims of 1984 Sikh genocide.

  • Massacres Of 1984

    Massacres Of 1984

    by A Singh

    (unknown) These words are addressed to all Sikhs and especially those who, like me, are professionals settled outside India. Members of this segemnt of our community have generally been apolitical and have been interested only in their own immeadiate families and their own personal and professional success.' A great article.

  • Misra Commission Report

    Misra Commission Report

    by Unknown

    (unknown) Ten commissions and committees have so far enquired into the 1984 Sikh genocide. Most like this one were miscarriages of justice.

  • Operation Black Blotch

    Operation Black Blotch

    by Unknown

    (1984) An article on June 1984 Sikh genocide and attack on the most holiest Sikh Gurdwara.

  • Operation Blue Star - The Untold Story

    Operation Blue Star - The Untold Story

    by Unknown

    (unknown) This great article covers the untold story of the 1984 Sikh genocide.

  • Organised Riots Against The Sikhs

    Organised Riots Against The Sikhs

    by Manushi

    (1984) A great short article on the 1984 Sikh genocide by Manushi and the call for a petition to the Supreme Court of India.

  • Partition - UK High Commissioner Terence Shone's Thoughts

    Partition - UK High Commissioner Terence Shone's Thoughts

    by Terence Shone

    (1947) DiscoverSikhism.com found this information in the UK national archives. UK High Commissioner Terence Shone writing to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, 14 October 1947 about partition.

  • Politics Of Genocide - Punjab 1984-1998

    Politics Of Genocide - Punjab 1984-1998

    by Inderjit Singh Jaijee

    (1998) Written by a well known human rights activist, this book examines genocide of the Sikhs by India. A great book.

  • Protecting The Killers - A Policy of Impunity in Punjab, India

    Protecting The Killers - A Policy of Impunity in Punjab, India

    by Human Rights Watch

    (2007) This 123-page report examines the challenges faced by victims and their relatives in pursuing legal avenues for accountability for the human rights abuses perpetrated during the government's counterinsurgency campaign in the Punjab. The report describes the impunity enjoyed by officials responsible for violations and the near total failure of India's judicial and state institutions, from the National Human Rights Commission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), to provide justice for victims families.

  • Punjab In Crisis

    Punjab In Crisis

    by Human Rights Watch

    (1991) Since 1984, the security forces have adopted increasingly brutal methods to stem the Sikhs, resulting in widespread human rights violations. Countless civilians and suspected militants have been summarily executed in staged "encounter" killings or have "disappeared" while in police custody; thousands have been detained without trial and subjected to torture. The evidence Asia Watch gathered indicates that these abuses are not random but have been carried out as a matter of state policy.

  • Punjab Police - Fabricating Terrorism Through Illegal Detention And Torture

    Punjab Police - Fabricating Terrorism Through Illegal Detention And Torture

    by Ensaaf

    (2005) This report represents the first public document detailing human rights violations committed by Indian security forces in the recent militancy-related arrests. Government officials have not publicly acknowledged, investigated, or redressed the violations. Thus, the majority of detainees whose experiences are discussed in this report remain in the custody of Indian security forces and continue to be at risk of custodial abuse.

  • Reduced To Ashes - The Insurgency And Human Rights In Punjab

    Reduced To Ashes - The Insurgency And Human Rights In Punjab

    by Ram Narayan Kumar, Amrik Singh, Ashok Agrwaal and Jaskaran Kaur

    (2003) "This report on disappearances in Punjab is the first published piece in a massive and on-going undertaking by a small group of very committed scholars and activists."

  • Religion At The Service Of Nationalism

    Religion At The Service Of Nationalism

    by Madhu Kishwar

    (1993) An analysis of Sangh parivar politics which allows hindus to commit crimes like Sikh genocide.

  • Right Of Peoples To Self-Determination In The Present International Law

    Right Of Peoples To Self-Determination In The Present International Law

    by Chinonso Ijezie

    (2012) Generally speaking, right to self-determination means the right of a particular group of people to freely determine and control their political, economic or socio-cultural destinies. This has been denied to Sikhs by the racist policies of the Indian government.

  • Sikhs As Liberators

    Sikhs As Liberators

    by Principal Teja Singh

    (unknown) A short booklet which describes how Sikhs were and are liberators.

  • Sikhs, Arms And Terrorism

    Sikhs, Arms And Terrorism

    by Devinderjit Singh

    (1986) This paper provides an objective analysis of the religious, political, social and economic factors, which led to the sad and extremely tragic events in the Punjab. The paper concludes with a discussion of the aftermath of the destruction of the Sikhs' holiest shrine, the Akal Takhat, and the barbaric violence against Sikhs outside Punjab. The issues raised and discussed in this paper are fundamental for the understanding of the current situation facing the Sikhs in India.

  • Sikri Commission

    Sikri Commission

    by S.M. Sikri

    (1985) The Citizens Commission that was set up for the purpose of probing the 1984 Sikh genocide consisted of people with impeccable 'establishment' background.

  • State of India Vs  Balwant Singh Rajoana (and others)

    State of India Vs Balwant Singh Rajoana (and others)

    by Additional Sessions Judge, Camp at Burail Jail

    (2007) This important article contains the court summary and judgment papers in the case of State of India Vs Balwant Singh Rajoana (and others) where Beant Singh (chief minister) was killed. Beant Singh usurped the power after 1992 elections in the State of Punjab. Beant Singh was responsible for the indiscriminate atrocities against innocent Sikhs in the Punjab and countryside as also for the illegal arrests, tortures, during investigation and elimination of the detenees in fake encounters.

  • The 1984 Election

    The 1984 Election

    by Madhu Kishwar, Ruth Vanita

    (1985) A short article on the 1984 elections and a 'ray of hope'.

  • The Accord Goes Phut

    The Accord Goes Phut

    by Hari Singh

    (1986) After the Sikh genocide of 1984, during July 1985 a 'Punjab Accord' was signed by Harchand Singh Longowal and the Prime Minister of India, what happened to it? (with referecnes to Badal and Tohra). Small pamphlet publication. Guru Nanak Sahib Mission Series.

  • The Anti-Sikh Pogrom Of October 31 To November 4 1984 In New Delhi

    The Anti-Sikh Pogrom Of October 31 To November 4 1984 In New Delhi

    by Lionel Baixas

    (2009) A short booklet on the 1984 Sikh genocide by massviolence.org

  • The Crisis In The Punjab

    The Crisis In The Punjab

    by Frederick Cooper

    (1858) A book on the uprising of 1857 in India.

  • The Eight Stages Of Genocide

    The Eight Stages Of Genocide

    by Dr. Gregory Stanton

    (unknown) Although this presentation does not directly mention Sikhs, it applies to all humans and immeadiately exposes what has happened to Sikhs. A great article.

  • The Illustrated Weekly Of India - December 1984

    The Illustrated Weekly Of India - December 1984

    by Unknown

    (1984) A weekly newsmagazine pulished in India during the 1984 Sikh genocide.

  • The Punjab Mass Cremations Case - India Burning The Rule Of Law

    The Punjab Mass Cremations Case - India Burning The Rule Of Law

    by Ensaaf

    (2007) The Punjab Mass Cremations Case represents the best opportunity to challenge institutionalized impunity in India. Its ultimate resolution will set precedent in India on the redress of state-sponsored human rights violations.

  • The Truth About 1984 Delhi Violence

    The Truth About 1984 Delhi Violence

    by Citizens for Democracy

    (1985) This report was the first one to discern and declare categorically that the holocaust of November 1984 could hardly be described as a communal riot. The report showed that the killing were a one-sided affair in which Sikhs did not play an aggressive role at all.

  • They Massacre Sikhs - A Report By Sikh Parliament SGPC

    They Massacre Sikhs - A Report By Sikh Parliament SGPC

    by Sirdar Kapur Singh

    (1984) The book: "They Massacre Sikhs - A report by Sikh Parliament SGPC" was published after the Nirankari massacred innocent Sikhs in Amritsar in 1978.

  • Those Who Remain

    Those Who Remain

    by Manushi

    (1985) Three short article's on the 1984 Sikh genocide by Manushi.

  • Truth About Punjab

    Truth About Punjab

    by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee

    (unknown) A spate of false propaganda, prejudiced reporting, distortions and one sided versions of the Punjab Problem have filled the columns of newspapers. As a result most people in India and abroad have not formed a correct assessment of the problem.'

  • Twenty Years Of Impunity - The November 1984 Pogroms

    Twenty Years Of Impunity - The November 1984 Pogroms

    by Jaskaran Kaur

    (2006) Senior political party officials and police carefully orchestrated the Sikh massacres of November 1984. This great report focuses on the massacres organized against the Sikhs in Delhi; Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh; and Bokaro, Bihar. The documentary evidence focuses on these areas because the government-appointed commissions and committees that examined these massacres included only these areas in their terms of reference.

  • UK And British Involvement In 1984 Sikh Genocide

    UK And British Involvement In 1984 Sikh Genocide

    by British Government

    (1984) Proof that the British conspired with India to attack the most holiest of Sikh places of worship and commit Sikh genocide.

  • UK Cabinet Office Papers Show How The British (Conservative) Government Betrayed Sikhs In 1984-1985

    UK Cabinet Office Papers Show How The British (Conservative) Government Betrayed Sikhs In 1984-1985

    by British Government

    (1984) DiscoverSikhism found documents which exposed UK PM Margaret Thatcher's active position against Sikhs. UK Cabinet meetings show a hostile Sikh policy with no sympathy towards the many thousands massacred in Sikh Genocide. The 1984 Conservative Government gagged the media and banned legitimate Sikh protests. Democratic rights including the freedom of speech and the right to assemble were curtailed for Sikhs at the behest of a foreign government.

  • Who Are The Guilty?

    Who Are The Guilty?

    by People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and People's union for Democratic Rights (PUDR)

    (1984) This report was one of the initial documents issued on 1984 genocide of Sikhs in Delhi and other parts of India in the month of November 1984.

  • Writing The Bones

    Writing The Bones

    by Cynthia Keppley Mahmood

    (unknown) A great article reviewing human rights and Sikh genocide from 1984 onwards.






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