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1984 Anti-Sikh Riots. Simi Rajpal. How I t Began & Ended. History. Before. Chain of Results . Prime Minister Indra Gandhi was assassinated by her own Sikh guards October 31 st Indians were angered Immediately began riots against Sikhs Riots end on the day of Indra Gandhi’s cremation

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1984 anti sikh riots

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

Simi Rajpal


History

How It Began & Ended

History


Before

Before


Chain of results

Chain of Results

  • Prime Minister Indra Gandhi was assassinated by her own Sikh guards

    • October 31st

  • Indians were angered

  • Immediately began riots against Sikhs

  • Riots end on the day of Indra Gandhi’s cremation

    • November 2nd


Sikh man surrounded

This bus was stopped by rioters and this man was dragged out of it. The rioters will either beat him to death or burn him alive.

Sikh Man Surrounded


Blood

This Sikh man was thrown from the rooftop and left to die in the middle of the street.

Blood


Important events

Important Events

See Poster


People

Experiences Of Those Who Survived

People


Those who survived

Those Who Survived

Ashu

Jasbir

Small poor town

Stones thrown at them

Moved to police station for one night

Lived in safe house for ten days with other families

Own house almost burned down

Father almost attacked

Extreme discrimination afterwards

  • Lived in safe government colony

  • Stones thrown at house

  • Military check on them

  • Afraid for father


Compare contrast in feelings

Compare/Contrast in Feelings

  • Concern from officials

  • Fear

  • Safe Afterwards


What mattered

What Mattered

  • Where people lived changed how the riots affected them

    • Small town with more Sikhs = more riots

    • Larger government colony with less Sikhs = safer

  • After riots ended, appearance of Sikh brought discrimination


Truth

What Really Happened

Truth


What really happened

What Really Happened

  • Some people were lucky enough to escape the worst

  • Innocent people died for what two Sikhs did


Today

Today

  • Similar to the way we have looked at Muslims since 9/11

    • Couple of people made bad choices, whole religious group is punished

  • Still affecting Sikhs today

    • Only a 1% conviction rate


For more information

For More Information

http://1984india.wordpress.com/


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