US state passes resolution condemning 1984 Sikh genocide in India

11:19 AM | 12 Jan, 2022
US state passes resolution condemning 1984 Sikh genocide in India

TRENTON – New Jersey passed a resolution, which will be presented to US President Joe Biden, and other top govt officials, condemning the genocide against Sikhs in India.

A report of an international news agency said New Jersey Senate has unanimously passed a resolution to condemn the Sikh massacre that took place in 1984 which stated that many genocide survivors eventually immigrated to the US and established large communities.

The resolution was submitted by State Senator Stephen Sweeney while a Hindu member Veenu Gopal also voted in favour. It mentioned that the brutal killings of Sikhs occurred in November 1984, and lasted for three days.

The resolution stated that the Sikh genocide started following the assassination of former Indian PM Indira Gandhi in federal capital and the states of Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa, IIOJK, Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Maharashtra.

It added that over 30,000 Sikhs were killed in gruesome attacks as they were hunted in their homes, where they were burned alive.

Indian citizens, rights activists, as well as eyewitnesses, have testified through evidence that the Indian government, have organised, participated in, and failed to intervene to prevent the killings through direct and indirect means.

It also mentioned that thousands of Sikh women were raped and were forced to witness the hacking, burning, and murder of the men in their families, adding that residents of houses in Widow Colony, and the Tilak Vihar neighbourhood in New Delhi, are eyewitnesses to the genocide.

US Sikh community has recovered from the material damages of the genocide as they continue to keep the memory of those who were killed alive and will never forget the Sikh genocide, per report.

Earlier, California State Assembly recognised the systematic and organised killings of Sikhs by the Indian government and remembered those who lost their lives during the 1984 Sikh genocide.

Following that, Pennsylvania's General Assembly of the Commonwealth also unanimously passed House Resolution HR-1160 in 2018 in which it was declared that the November 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India was, indeed, genocide.

Meanwhile, Sikhs are again facing genocide threats on social media. Right-wing extremists said this time it will be worse than 1984. Indian ruling party alleged a threat to Modi's life following his convoy getting stuck during a visit to Punjab, which again triggered hate against Sikhs and Punjabis on social media.

However, experts claimed that Modi’s convoy was stuck due to miscommunication between the Centre and Punjab government and that Sikhs shouldn't be dragged into this tussle.

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee continues recovery against dollar, rises by Rs1.04 in interbank

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.

During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.

Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.

Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.

The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 28, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 28 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Karachi PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Islamabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Peshawar PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Quetta PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sialkot PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Attock PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujranwala PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Jehlum PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Multan PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Bahawalpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujrat PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nawabshah PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Chakwal PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Hyderabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nowshehra PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sargodha PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Faisalabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Mirpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495


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