Calendar dedicated to Jallianwala Bagh massacre centenary and Indian Army attack on Golden Temple 1984 released in Canada
A calendar dedicated to Jallianwala Bagh Massacre centenary and Indian Army attack on Golden Temple in 1984 was released on Sunday in British Columbia, Canada. Indians Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI), Radical Desi and People’s Voice collectively launched a calendar dedicated to 100 years of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. It was their collective effort to connect past with the present.
The calendar was released by former BC Federation of Labour Leader, Irene Lanzinger, and People’s Voice Editor, Kimball Cariou. BC Minister for Labour Harry Bains, MLA Rachna Singh, IAPI members Parshotam Dosanjh, Navtej Johal and Rakesh Kumar and famous story writer, Harpreet Sekha, were also present at the event.
The calendar shows the unfortunate brutal state repression in the post- British era in India. The calendar marks many important days like Indian Army attack on the Golden Temple in 1984, Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and landless tillers in Naxalbari leading to Naxalbari movement in the 1960s. The calendar also captured the ongoing brutality in Kashmir and Manipur.
Besides this, the calendar also takes into account the important dates when Dalits or so-called untouchables were subjected to violence, etc. The calendar also covers similar happening in Canada, Sri Lanka, Canada and many other places. Many social justice activities that fought against the repressions and menace in different parts of the world have also been recognised in this calendar.
BC Minister for Labour Harry Bains, MLA Rachna Singh, IAPI members Parshotam Dosanjh, Navtej Johal and Rakesh Kumar along with BC Federation of Labour Leader, Irene Lanzinger, and People’s Voice Editor, Kimball Cariou shared their views on the calendar at the unveiling event. Also, Sikh activist Barjinder Singh and Muslim activist Sayed Wajaht also spoke at the event.