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dc.contributor.authorAulakh, Jasneet
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-15T12:06:25Z
dc.date.available2016-06-15T12:06:25Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationAulakh, J. (2015). 'Just another riot in India': remembering the 1984 anti-Sikh violence: special issue. Acta Academica: Silence after violence and the imperative to'speak out', 47(1), 208-227.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3093
dc.description.abstractIn this article,1 I aim to problematize the ‘riots’ label that defines the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom following Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Focused in, though not limited to Delhi, the pogrom included the death of approximately 3 000 Sikhs, the destruction of homes and gurdwaras, and mass rape. By remembering the attacks as ‘riot’, both the government and the public depict the violent acts as unorganised and spontaneous mob activity, trivialising the systematic nature of the pogrom and denying central government and police complicity. This effectively silences the victims who have yet to earn any recognition or rights as victims, including death certification and arrests of perpetrators. Using interviews, unpublished police reports and court affidavits, I explore the ways in which voices are silenced for the sake of preserving national integrity, and how national narratives can continue to oppress victims.en_ZA
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dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectGandhi, Indiraen_ZA
dc.subjectAssassinationen_ZA
dc.subjectSexual violenceen_ZA
dc.subjectVictimsen_ZA
dc.title‘Just another riot in India’: remembering the 1984 anti-Sikh violenceen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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