US state passes resolution condemning 1984 Sikh genocide in India

Web Desk 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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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 10, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 10, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 301.9 305.15
Euro EUR 319.5 322.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 83.1 84
Saudi Riyal SAR 79.7 80.5
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.38 770.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 227 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.69
Danish Krone DKK 41.09 41.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.55 36.9
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.54
Japanese Yen JPY 2.05 2.14
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 931.55 940.55
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.19 62.79
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.18 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 744.53 752.51
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.72 79.42
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 315.34 317.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 10, 2023

Gold Rate Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,450 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs195,860.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs178,593 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 208,311.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Karachi PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Islamabad PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Peshawar PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Quetta PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Sialkot PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Attock PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Gujranwala PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Jehlum PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Multan PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Bahawalpur PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Gujrat PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Nawabshah PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Chakwal PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Hyderabad PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Nowshehra PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Sargodha PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Faisalabad PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605
Mirpur PKR 228,450 PKR 2,605

Daily Pakistan diligently monitors and updates the current gold rates in Pakistan on a daily basis


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