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Operation Blue Star: Sikh rights group seeks United Nations probe into alleged 1984 crimes

A Sikh rights group has asked the United Nations to set up a tribunal to investigate alleged crimes committed against the community members during the 1984 Operation Blue Star.

Operation Blue Star. Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Marking the 33rd year of Operation Blue Star, hundreds of Sikhs rallied outside the United Nations Headquarters on Tuesday, holding placards and raising pro-Khalistan slogans.

The Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) said it has submitted a memorandum to United Nations Assistant Secretary for Human Rights, calling for the setting up of the tribunal.

The memorandum to Andre Gilmour said Operation Blue Star "clearly violated the basic humanitarian law provisions for the protection of the civilian populations and for the protection of cultural objects and places of worship as set out" under the Geneva Conventions.

The operation also constituted an act of aggression, the memo added.

The 'Punjab Independence Rally' outside the United Nations headquarters was organised by Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society, New York, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Sikh Youth of America and Sikhs For Justice.


Updated Date: Jun 07, 2017 18:56 PM

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