“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” – African Proverb
Like Sikhs worldwide, the Sikh Coalition solemnly remembers the 30th anniversary of the events of 1984, a turning point in modern Sikh history.
Thirty years ago, Sikhs in India were hunted. They were hunted by the Indian Army at Darbar Sahib in Amritsar during Operation Bluestar. They were hunted by Indian troops in the villages of Punjab during Operation Woodrose. They were hunted by government-orchestrated mobs in urban cities throughout India following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Although thousands of Sikhs were killed because of their Sikh identity in 1984, their stories are still being written in ways that glorify the hunter.