Saturday, June 24, 2017

Canadian Sikh Group Seeks Investigations into 1985 Air India Bombing

Toronto: In a press note issued on June 23, the Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (SADA) Canada said that it favours the demand for a new Commission to inquire the 1985 Air India bombing.

“We stand in solidarity with the victims and families of the 1985 Air India bombing to demand a new Commission of Inquiry aiming to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Sukhminder Singh Hansra stated in the press note.

“While there were arrests and lengthy court drama, the authorities were never able to bring the people who funded and executed this horrific terrorist attack to justice,” said said Sukhminder Singh Hansra president of SADA Canada. “Previous investigations and inquiries by the federal government have sought to identify gaps in Canada’s security and intelligence system, but scarce little has been done to truly identify the killers.”

On June 23, 1985, 329 innocent people, most of them Canadians, lost their lives in the worst-ever terrorist attack in Canadian history. In 2006 the federal government called a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the bombing. The Commission’s final Report, Air India Flight 182: A Canadian Tragedy, is a damning indictment of actions taken before and after the tragedy. On the 25th anniversary, Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized on behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians for the institutional failings and the treatment of the victims’ families thereafter.
24/06/17 Sikh24

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