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Jagmeet Singh calls for 1984 anti-Sikh riots to be termed ‘genocide’

Mar 20, 2018 18:46 IST
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Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh called for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots to be termed genocide, a move which has irked Indo-Canadians. In 2017, the Ottawa State Assembly passed a resolution calling the killings, over a span of three days after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, a genocide. In 2014, two survivors of the riots testified before the UN. Mobs of angry men had killed thousands of Sikh men, the figures of which are still disputed and allegedly raped the women.