The Lost Generation of 1984 – Survivors of the Anti-Sikh Riots

This is the story of the children who lost everything in the 1984 anti-sikh riots.  

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On 31 October, 1984, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh. In the three days that followed, anti-Sikh riots gripped Delhi and other parts of the nation. Sikhs in Delhi and other parts were targeted and attacked by mobs.

Official estimates put the death toll at more than 3,000.

Unofficial estimates place the number much higher. For the ones who survived the riots, life was left in tatters.

This is the story of those who were children when the riots broke out, the ones who survived the attacks, but carry the emotional and mental wounds to this day.

These are their voices. This is the lost generation of 1984.

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