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General Chittisinghpura Massacre - anniversary

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by Archived_Member1, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Archived_Member1

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    Apr 4, 2007
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    Please take a moment to remember those Sikhs who were murdered eight years ago in Kashmir, in the Chittisinghpura Massacre.

    Document - India: A trail of unlawful killings in Jammu and Kashmir: Chithisinghpora and its aftermath | Amnesty International

    On the evening of 20 March 2000, 15 or 17 unidentified gunmen, some in Indian army uniform, entered village Chithisinghpora in Anantnag district, ordered the Sikh men to assemble and systematically from close range, shot dead 34 Sikh men. Several men were injured by gun shots; of these one mandied later from his injuries. A unit of paramilitary Rashtriya Rifles (RR) stationed close to the village failed to intervene and only visited the place of the incident on the following morning.

    The attackers wore uniforms of the armed forces and were led by a tall man whom they addressed as Commanding Officer (CO). All Sikh men were rounded up, ostensibly to check their identities, and made to sit on the ground in two groups against the walls of the gurdwaras [Sikh temples] a few hundred metres from each other; they were shot at point blank range. As the attackers withdrew, they reportedly shouted Hindu slogans. A small bottle of liquor was left behind by them.12
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  3. drkhalsa

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    Its one of the painful event among many others that happened to Sikhs in the recent past .The amzing thing is that in india everybody has tedency to forget put very big things like this behind .But life for the families of the village will never be same and this is indeed very sad :(
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