New York: As per media reports marking the 33rd year of Army Attack on Sri Darbar Sahib (Operation Bluestar), hundreds of Sikhs rallied outside the UN Headquarters on Tuesday holding placards and raising pro-Khalistan slogans.
A Sikh rights group has asked the UN to set up a tribunal to alleged crimes committed against the community members during the Army Attack on Sri Darbar Sahib 1984 (Operation Bluestar).
The Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) said it has submitted a memorandum to UN assistant secretary for Human Rights calling for the setting up of the tribunal.
The memorandum to Andre Gilmour said the Army Attack on Sri Darbar Sahib 1984 (Operation Bluestar)“clearly violated the basic humanitarian law provisions for the protection of the civilian populations and for the protection of cultural objects and places of worship as set out” under the Geneva Conventions, notes in Hindustan times.
The ‘Punjab Independence Rally’ outside the UN headquarters was organised by Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society, New York, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Sikh Youth of America and Sikhs For Justice.