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'Wall of Truth' in Delhi: Sentiments of a Sikh friend
My old Sikh student and now a Facebook friend, Inderjit Singh recently visited the Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib Complex near the Indian Parliament and got sentimental on seeing the 'Wall of Truth'– the landscaped memorial for 3,ooo victims of 1984 Sikh riots.

"The great monument developed in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib. The monument is dedicated to the martyrs of 1984 massacre. Two monuments of the world I visited recently where my family felt praying for the innocent souls left us for no fault of their. One was WTC Zero Level in New York and other is the Wall of Truth," he wrote in his post.

Talking about the positive aspect of the memorial, he adds in the post, "This is history of the black spot of our society, we must visit to feel the agony country's innocent faced. Positive thing is that it (the memorial) has included the names of the sacrificers – those laid their lives to save the innocent. Cruelty, sacrification, injustice, helpness, agony, loss, fear and darkness is at one place! My prayers are not to happen again at any part of world."

It is true that the Wall of Truth gives the message of humanity, justice, universal brotherhood and compassion.

It is after 32 years of the sad incident that 'The Wall of Truth' memorial in Delhi for 1984 Sikh riots victims finally got completed earlier this year. The memorial also includes the main and pertinent observations of different panels which were set up by the government to probe the riots.

The memorial has names of around 3,000 people killed in different states and has the names of the Hindus, Muslims and Christians, who had lost lives and property through their brave acts while saving their Sikh neighbours. Moreover, long laser beams rise from a pool that symbolise the heavenward journey of the departed souls.

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