Sikh Genocide of 1984. Background Information. Sikhism is the youngest of the world’s great four monotheistic religions. It was founded in the 15 th century. Sikhism stemmed off of the Hindu and Muslim religions. Sikh-disciple of the gurus
Basic Information which lasted from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s -- started when a movement within the Sikh community in Punjab turned to violence to achieve an independent state for the Sikhs in the early 1980s.