INDIA. New Delhi: A press conference was organized today, July 29th, 2022, at the Press Club of India, Delhi. Global Middas Capital called the conference to make people aware of the documentary they produced. The documentary titled “1984 Genocide of Sikhs” narrates the real story of the massacre of Sikhs in 1984. The trailer of the Documentary film “1984 Genocide of Sikhs” was also released on occasion.
Sardar Inder Preet Singh, the founder of Global Middas Capital, addressed the media and narrated the objective behind making this documentary. He said, “It is 38 years since the Sikh genocide happened in this democratic country. Unfortunately, the authorities cannot prevent the inhuman killing of Sikhs even in the National Capital. It took the legal system 32 years to accept that there was a killing of 127 people in the riots in Uttar Pradesh alone. It is difficult to anticipate the time our legal system would take to deliver final justice to the families of victims killed in this genocide.”
Inder Preet Singh further said, “At the government level, the victims’ families were rehabilitated, and the chapter is closed for them. However, the reality is very gruesome, and it isn’t easy to believe that so many families do not have any means to earn their livelihood. Only the interviews of these people exposed the reality of many children not getting education only because there is no one to look after them.”
Singh added, “The government while claiming that the process of rehabilitation is completed, considered only providing these families dwelling houses and no consideration was given to arrange for the livelihood of the families the bread earner of which was killed in the genocide. The ground-level facts are so frightening that it is hard to believe that the children of these riot victims were not able to go to school for their studies. In many cases, the grandchildren of the people were killed; they have grown up in these 38 years, not having the opportunity to go to school for studies.”
Sardar Inder Preet Singh also revealed, “I have been facing a lot of pressure to stop holding the release of this documentary, and I have also been threatened.” However, the release is going ahead as scheduled, following the trailer launch today. Also, the production house is in talks with international OTT platforms to release the film worldwide.
Global Middas Production Studio is trying to get permission to play the documentary in the Indian parliament. Efforts are also underway to get the documentary played in the parliaments of the UK, US, Australia and Canada. The production house is also trying to approach United Nations so that the reality of genocide can be put in front of the international body. United Nations can also be requested to intervene in the matter if needed.
On occasion, Sardar Inder Preet Singh called upon the Sikh community to come forward and help the families of these riot victims. He said that brothers from India and the NRIs settled abroad should come forward and extend whatever help they can.
Others present at the press conference included Bibi Tarvinder Kaur Khalsa, Chairman of International Sikh Council, Delhi, and Delhi-based social activist Sardar Jagjeet Singh were also present on occasion. They both questioned the role played by the past governments while emphasizing the need for justice.
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