Sikh Genocide 1984: Survivors of the Hondh Massacre to hold hunger strike against inaction of Garg Commission
Published: July 16, 2012
Chandigarh/Haryana, India (July 16, 2012): As per information available with Sikh Siyasat victims of November 1984 announced that if within 30 days Garg Commission failed to comply with the orders of Punjab and Haryana High Court and failed to visit Sikh genocide site located at Village Hondh Chillar near Rewari at Haryana they will sit on indefinite hunger strike.
Justice Garg is heading the one man Commission set up the by State of Haryana on March 05, 2011 in response to the discovery of Mass Grave in village Hondh-Chillar, wherein several dozen Sikhs were brutally massacred and their properties were burnt in November 1984. This whole Sikh village was reduced to ruins and now only some badly damaged structures of Sikh homes are standing there.
The April 27, 2012 orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court enlarged the terms of reference for the Commission to include the claims of the victims belonging to the areas of Patuadi or any other area of District Gurgaon.
Till date Garg Commission failed to comply with the orders of Punjab and Haryana High Court and did not visit the Hondh-Chillar site where several dozen Sikhs were burnt alive and ruins of the houses belonging to Sikhs are still intact
Referring to the 26 years of delay in forming the commission to investigate the genocidal attacks of November 1984 in Haryana, AISSF President Karnail Singh Peermohammad announced that since commission has not taken any step during last one year, Federation and victims will go on indefinite hunger strike to highlight the continued denial of Justice to Hondh victims.
FIR No. 91 dated November 03, 1984 has clearly given names of the accused who are responsible for the killing of Sikhs at Hondh, “Why Garg Commission has not issued arrest warrant of those” questioned Peermohammad. “Wearing out witnesses and victims strategy followed by Garg Commission is same what previous Commissions have used” added Peermohammad.
According to Federation leaders Balvir Singh Hissar November 1984 victims will mobilize the Sikhs community of Haryana to get their support for the hunger strike and will highlight the plight of victims who are moving from pillar to post for justice.
The next date adjourned by Justice TP Garg for Hondh Chillar Case is 31st July; In Today date Aissf and Sikhs for Justice Advocate Harshdeep Singh Gill was present.