Sikh Massacre in India is Issue in California Race

The Associated Press reports, “Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of the Indian government in the anti-Sikh rioting in 1984.” Other Sikh leaders embrace Bera, the only Indian-American in Congress, as a valuable advocate for all South Asians. In the past, Bera’s campaign has refused to answer questions about government assistance in the deaths and help to pursue justice for victims’ families. In a prepared statement to the Associated Press, Bera called the killings a tragedy and said he is “hopeful that the Indian government has learned from the past.”

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