The week of Nov. 7 marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1984 Sikh massacre, a violent series of pogroms targeting innocents in India. In commemoration of the anniversary of this atrocity, David J. Cape, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement:
“CIJA joins our friends in the Sikh community in commemorating and honouring the thousands of innocent men, women, and children murdered during those dark days in 1984. The massacre of Sikhs was a deliberate, brutal, calculated act, and the victims must never be forgotten. Only by remembering, condemning, and seeking justice for these atrocities can we hope to avoid similar tragedies in the future.
“The Sikh community works to promote human rights, freedom and democracy to help ensure future generations inherit a better world. Canada’s Jewish community stands in solidarity with our Sikh friends this week, and always.”
— Martin Sampson
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA.