The Britain who thanked the Sikh soldiers participated in both the world wars for their help to won the wars. Their sacrifices were well appreciated. The number of those turbaned Sikhs killed was 109045 and wounded 83005.
But when Indian govt. planned to eliminate the turbaned Sikhs in 1984, Britain helped India. Is it not a betrayal with Sikh nation and whether not a blackspot on its crown? (The studded diamond Kohinoor in this crown was personal property of child Sikh king Maharaja Dalip Singh who was duped by Lord Dalhausie). Is this the reward given to descendants of those brave Sikh soldiers who sacrificed their lives for Britain? Is Britain a thankless nation?
We Sikhs need the answer from British Government.
And see the above picture in which first PM of Canada Sir John A. Macdonald showed his confidence in Sikh army and specially demanded the Sikh platoons in a letter to Queen Victoria in 1867.
Kindly sign the petition,
Petitioning British government :
British Government : To launch an urgent inquiry into British involvement into the 1984 attack on Amritsar and disclose all relevant documentation.
I am concerned to see documentation that implicates British Special Forces in the 1984 attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The files stops short of detailing the precise nature of the plan so it is not clear how it relates to the Indian Government’s response.
Victims and their families deserve to know the precise nature of Britain’s involvement; who was involved, what assistance Britain gave India and most importantly the nature of the plans. In light of these revelations I am calling on the Government to launch an urgent inquiry into British involvement. Further all remaining correspondence should be released, including the months and days leading up to and after the attack.
Ajmer Singh Randhawa