1984 - Sikh Genocide
1984 Hondh Chillar Victims to go on hunger strike against apathy of Garg Commission
- Written by Navneet
Amritsar, July 16 (YP Bureau)
All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and victims of November 1984 Monday announced that if Garg Commission failed to comply with the orders of Punjab and Haryana High Court and failed to visit Hondh Chillar within 30 days, they will sit on indefinite hunger strike.
Justice Garg is heading the one man Commission set up by the State of Haryana on March 05, 2011 in response to the discovery of Mass Graves in village Hondh-Chillar, District Rewari wherein several dozen Sikhs were killed and their properties were burnt in November 1984. The April 27 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 has 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, Federation 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 responsible for the killing of Sikhs at Hondh, “Why Garg Commission has not issued arrest warrants 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 case listed for today was adjourned by Justice TP Garg to 31st of July. During today’s hearing, Harshdeep Singh Gill, Counsel for AISSF and Sikhs for Justice was present.
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.