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Some of the Atrocities by Indian Goverment against Sikhs
Given below are some of the methods of torture, humiliation and atrocities used by Indian Government against the Sikhs (These have been mentioned by the Humanitarian Organisations and Amnesty International) :
- To interrogate the Sikhs, a round log of wood is placed on their legs, and after putting heavy weight on the log it is rotated on the legs.
- Chilly powder is sprinkled in the eyes and sex organs of the Sikhs.
- Sikhs are hung upside down from the ceilings till they became unconscious.
- The body joints are battered.
- Electric shocks are administered to the genitals making most of the youth impotent
- Sikh women, during interrogation, are hurt in their sex organs. Filthy abuse is showered on them.
- Violence is inflicted on the parents in presence of their sons and daughters and vice-versa.
- Brothers are forced to beat sisters and vice versa. violence is inflicted on adult girls after stripping them naked and their sex organs are damaged. They are sexually assaulted, pregnancies are terminated of the expectant females.
- Crotchets are pulled apart.
- The victims of inhuman violence are made to sit naked in winter, and under the sun in summer, kept sleepless for days in solitary cells.
- Sikhs are subjected to severe beatings and filthy abuse in the presence of their village folks.
- Dead bodies of Sikhs killed in fake encounters are not handed over to their parents to conceal marks of excessive violence
- The state manipulates tailored post mortem reports from the doctors, and burns the dead bodies of the Sikhs after falsely declaring them unclaimed.
- All sorts of excesses are made on the parents of underground Sikh youths.
- Indiscriminant atrocities are committed on the parents of the underground youth of the area where some militant action takes place.
- Atrocities are committed without caring for one's age, health, life or death. If some one luckily survives such brutal excesses, it is well and good But if one dies while under "interrogation", then such a dead body is taken out, pierced with some bullets, and a news item is sent that a dreaded terrorist has been shot dead in an encounter
- Houses of underground Sikh youths are demolished, their belongings are looted, crops destroyed, their tube well motors are taken away, and they are prevented from sowing crops.
- Even animals of the families of underground Sikh youth are subjected to police anger. After summoning the families to the police station, villagers are told not to take care of the animals of the families of the underground youth. Generally the animals starve to death.
- False cases are registered against innocent sikh youths, later they are let off taking fat bribes.
- Reporters giving true reports are arrested, an undeclared censorship is imposed on them to stop them from exposing police atrocities.
- Peaceful protests by the Human rights organizations are prohibited.
- Press is used to launch vicious and false propaganda against the Sikhs.
- Hardened criminals are inducted into Sikh movement to help in arresting the Sikh revolutionaries and sabotage the movement. Such criminals are inducted to tarnish the fair name of the Sikh revolutionaries are now called the "Black Cats" in the Punjab. Under SSP Izhar Alam, such criminal gangs were named the "Alam Sena." Besides, such police sponsored bands of criminals also operated under the name of Panthic Tiger Force and "Red Brigade." The director general of the police himself admitted about the "Black Cats" bands. In his interview to the India Today on Sept. 15, 188, KPS Gill had announced without an iota of shame that the security forces in Punjab cannot do anything without the help of secret bands (Black Cats).
- Thousands of innocent pilgrims, children, females, aged people, who got encircled in the Golden Temple during operation Bluestar were made to die through starvation and thirst. The whole of Punjab was converted into a vast jail by clamping curfew on the entire area. The army bulletin branded all Amritdhaaree's as terrorists.
- Indian army desecrated the Gurdwaras and committed such atrocities on the Sikhs that even the soul of Ahmed Shah Abdali might have felt ashamed of.
- The targets of army guns were none else but religious persons, devotees, pilgrims, ladies, old people, children or some militants whom the indian government deemed as terrorists.
- No neutral observer was allowed to take stock of the situation.
- The injured during the attack on the Golden Temple were subjected to extreme partiality. Whereas every assistance and facility was made available to the injured army personnel, there was no such provision for the wounded belonging to the other side.
- The number of prisoners taken was rather small. There is ample scope for doubt that the Indian army had thought it better to eliminate the thousands of people seized in the Golden Temple instead of taking them prisoners or having to provide them with medical assistance.
- No need was felt to perform religious rites for the dead pilgrims and devotees.
- Before consigning the dead bodies to flames, no effort was made to identify them. No relatives were informed.
- No dead bodies were handed over to the next of kin. In such a situation only the dead or those wishing to be dead could be present at the last rites.
- All dead bodies were placed in heaps and then con- signed to flames. IT was never insured that among the dead there could also be some Muslim devotees. To cremate is against the tenets of Islam.
- No need was felt to give a list of the dead to the Red Cross or any other International Agency
- Despite such atrocities, no commission was appointed to go into this dark episode. Even the Britishers, the foreign rulers, had cared to appoint the Hunter commission to inquire into the Jallianwalla Massacre which was of a much less magnitude on the other hand. The Indian government, on the other hand, took all steps to hide the excesses of the army.
INJUSTICE IS THE ACCEPTED NORM