KIU’S Ph.D. candidate and former justice of the High Court of Uganda, Anup Singh Choudry, from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), offered a Ph.D. defense, also known as a Viva Voce presentation, on SIKH Genocide 84 and the Indian State: An Interpretivisit analysis of the Conflict in Punjab State.
His study examines that conflict and particularly serves as an interpretive analysis of the Government of India’s approach to the conflict in Punjab.
The impact of the Sikh Genocide 84 is analyzed to determine its impact on the desire for self-determination in Punjab State of India, the security of the Punjab Province of Indian State, the economic well-being of Punjab Province in the Indian State, mediating role of foreign intervention in the conflicts between the Sikh community and the Indian State.
An interpretivist paradigm was used, and a historical research design was employed. Data was collected using interviews, field notes, and content analysis.
It was found that the Sikh Genocide 84: 1) inspired the desire for self-determination in Punjab state; 2) affected the economic well-being of the Indian State; 3) caused insecurity in Punjab and India; 4) Foreign intervention played a role in the impact of the Sikh Genocide 84 on the Indian state.
These findings guided the conclusions and recommendations on how the conflict in Punjab Province can be resolved.
Anup Singh Choudry is a Ugandan-born Sikh of Punjabi ancestry and a Sikh writer formerly based in the United Kingdom who served as a justice of the High Court of Uganda from 2 May 2008 until 11 August 2014.