24 October 2009

3 Nov - Let's Shut Down Punjab!

Dal Khalsa has called for everyone to close down everything in Punjab - except really essential services - in memory and honour of our shaheeds from 1984. I personally think this is a great idea. What do you think?

This is the press release I picked up from IHRO:

Amritsar, Oct 23 (PTI)

22:15 HRS IST

Radical Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa today gave a call for a complete shutdown in Punjab on November three to mark the 25th anniversary of 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and elsewhere.

"The objective of the shutdown call is to express anguish against" the riots and "expose" the "denial of justice" to the victims besides paying homage to those killed, its spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh told reporters here.

The Khalsa Action Committee (KAC), a conglomerate of various Sikh outfits, endorsed the call and said "only essential and emergency services including medical services will be allowed during the total shutdown".