Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 21st October, 2019
This 1st of November is the 35th anniversary of the massacre of people of the Sikh faith, carried out following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Tens of thousands of Sikhs were murdered and raped in Delhi, Kanpur, Bokaro and other places.
What took place during 1st to 3rd November, 1984, is recorded as “anti-Sikh riot” in official government records. The word “riot” implies that it was a spontaneous outburst. Acting Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi publicly declared, “When a big tree falls, the earth will shake!” He thereby implied that people had attacked Sikhs as an act of revenge for the assassination of Indira Gandhi.