Ontario Libs vote against motion to recognize 1984 as genocide

MPP Jagmeet Singh was disappointed

MPP Jagmeet Singh was disappointed

A section of Sikhs were looking to have the Ontario Liberals recognize the November 1984 attacks on Sikhs as a genocide, but the government voted against NDP Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh’s Private Members’ Motion reading, “That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should recognize the November 1984 state organized violence perpetrated against the Sikhs throughout India as a genocide.”

Despite receiving support from both the NDP and Progressive Conservative caucuses, Ontario’s Liberal Government defeated the motion 40 to 22.

Although official reports record the killings of nearly 3,000 Sikhs, unofficial estimates are much higher. – CINEWS

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