Liberal Party legislator Harinder Malhi who moved a motion in the Ontario Assembly that termed the 1984 riots as genocide.
Ontario Assembly as it became the first legislature in Canada to carry a motion that described the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as “genocide”.
The private members’ motion was moved by Harinder Malhi, the MPP from the riding (as constituencies are called in Canada) of Brampton-Springdale, near Toronto.
After a debate, the motion was carried with 34 MPPs (the equivalent of MLAs) voting in favour and just five against. Those present at a vote numbered just about a third of the assembly’s total strength of 107.
While speaking on the matter, she said events following the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi could “only be described as genocide”.
In introducing the motion, Malhi said the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should “condemn all forms of communal violence, hatred, hostility, prejudice, racism and intolerance in India and anywhere else in the world, including the 1984 Genocide perpetrated against the Sikhs throughout India, and call on all sides to embrace truth, justice and reconciliation.”
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1984 Riots – Genocide by Sukhpal Singh
ਅਸੀਂ ਸਮੂਹ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਿਰਣੀ ਹਾਂ Ontario (ਕਨੇਡਾ) ਦੀ ਅਸੈਂਬਲੀ ਦਾ, ਿਜਹਨਾਂ ਨੇ 1984 ਦੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਕਤਲੇਆਮ ਨੂੰ Sikh genocide ਦਾ ਮਤਾ ਪਾਸ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ – ਖਹਿਰਾ
Sukhpal Singh Khaira (born 13 January 1965) is an Indian politician of the Aam Aadmi Party. He is a former member of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and a Member of Punjab Legislative Assembly of Bholath from 2007-2012 and from 11th March 2017 to the present day.