Sikh votes should not be taken for granted was the message that was delivered loud and clear at a conference held on April 9, 2011 by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a human rights group, backed by the Ontario Gurudwaras Committee and Ontario Sikhs and Gurudwaras Committee. Together, the three organizations agreed to pursue a Parliamentary motion to have the attacks carried out against Sikhs in November 1984 recognized as Genocide.
Hundreds of Sikhs attended the conference in which SFJ presented startling new evidence and eyewitness accounts of genocidal attacks on Sikhs that took place in India 26 years ago during November 1984. SFJ also announced a campaign to collect 100,000 signatures demanding Canadian MPs to bring forward a Genocide Motion and debate in the Canadian Parliament in November 2011.
NDP Leader Jack Layton's issued a written statement, which was read by Jagmeet Singh NDP candidate for Bramalea-Gore-Malton. According to Mr. Layton his party "has consistently demanded a clear explanation for why and how this community was targeted by organized mobs and officials in 1984."