Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Stop Genocide, Save Darfur!

Genocide has been defined as the "Deliberate and systematic destruction of a Racial, Political, or cultural group". The Sikhs have experienced three major genocidal killings from 1764 to 1984. In India, there is a history of major human rights violations against Dalits ("untouchables"), Tribals, Women, Sikhs, Muslims, and Christians.

With this in mind, let us stand up to injustice and 'Rekindle The Spirit' of our Guru's. On June 25, 2006, @ Sikh Spiritual Center, Rexdale from 2:30 – 5:30pm the Sikh community along with Amnesty International and C.A.S.T.S (Canadians Against Slavery and Torture in Sudan) will come together to show our support to the people of Darfur. In Darfur over 2 million people are homeless and some estimate 10,000 people are dying each month. Women are being raped, people abducted, families savagely killed, and villages burnt to the ground. Those who escape these atrocities are forced to congregate in overcrowded disease ridden camps. It is up to us to help those in need.

Program Includes: Eye Witness Accounts, Recently filmed video from Darfur, Presentation by Amnesty International and C.A.S.T.S., Human Rights Booths, and Raag Keertan.

For More information contact : sikhsagainstgenocide@gmail.com
or visit: www.sikhsagainstgenocide.com

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