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1984 Amritsar Massacre: Wes Calls for Full Disclosure of Government Documents

On a visit to the Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Seven Kings, Ilford North's Parliamentary Candidate Wes Streeting called on the government to commit to the full disclosure of government documents related to British involvement in the 1984 massacre at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Writing in the Ilford Recorder this week, Wes said that British complicity in an attack on one of the world's holiest shrines would be a 'stain on the conscience of the nation'. 

Hundreds of Sikhs lost their lives in the Indian government's military attack on the Golden Temple and thousands more were killed in subsequent weeks. 

Government documents released under the so-called '30 year rule' suggest that Mrs Thatcher's government provided advice to the Indian government prior to their attack in Amritsar. 

Wes Streeting joined Mike Gapes MP at a regional meeting organised by the Sikh Council UK.

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