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1984 BBC Programme about 1984 - A Sikh Story

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  1. spnadmin

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    BBC Programme about 1984 - A Sikh Story


    A one hour documentary on the massacre of Sikh in 1984 will be shown
    on BBC1 at 10.50 PM Sunday 10 January 2010. The Programme is called
    'A Sikh Story'.

    The setting takes the form of a young woman of Sikh origin who has
    lapsed from active practice of her faith going back to India to
    rediscover her roots and the importance of her faith. In the process
    she comes face to face with the full horror of the persecution and
    massacre of Sikhs.

    Dr Indarjit Singh, Director NSO who was the Adviser to the Programme comments:

    'After years of chasing and lobbying, we finally got the BBC to make
    a programme although it is not the sharp investigative programme that
    I would have preferred. Numerous difficulties were encountered with
    the Indian government stalling for weeks before giving limited
    permission for filming, even though we said that it would only be
    about someone rediscovering their Indian roots. There was also some
    personal frustration that in my interview, my role of 'independent'
    adviser limited the degree of outrage that I was allowed to express.

    The BBC were also nervous about the project and the interview with
    General Brar is not sufficiently robust. All in all however the
    programme is sensitive and moving in its depiction of the horrors
    suffered by Sikhs in 1984.1 urge Sikhs, particularly young Sikhs to
    watch it to understand how minorities can be treated in a country
    that describes itself as the world's greatest democracy.'

    Please inform your local gurdwara about the date and time-10.50 PM
    Sunday 10 January 2010 on BBC 1.
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    thanks a lot for the the information...
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