WASHINGTON, D.C. A demonstration was held on May 13, 1988, at Masscechuets Ave. in front of the Indian Embassy in the capital to denounce the latest assault of Indian paramilitary forces on the Golden Temple in’ Amritsar,

Numerous Sikhs joined the protest which was organized by the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation of Maryland.

There were posters denouncing the continuing human rights violations against the Sikhs in India. “No Religious Freedom for Sikhs in India” said one. Slogans calling for Khalistan and condemning sniper attacks on Sikhs within the holiest of Sikh shrines were also shouted

The protest was addressed by Dr. GS. Aulakh, Rajwant Singh, the Secretary of the Foundation and Balwinder Singh.

Local media also covered the event which had attracted a large number of people in spite of being spontaneous.

A delegation consisting of Surinderpal Singh Kalra, Balwant Singh Hura of the World Sikh Organization, Harjit Singh Akali, President of the Sikh Religious Society, Lakhwant Singh Komal and Gursharan Singh of the Board of Trustees of the Society presented a memorandum addressed to President Venkataraman to the Indian Consulate.

The memorandum condemned the assault on the Golden Temple and restated the substance of the press release.

Article extracted from this publication >> June 3, 1988