Today- Sikh organizations have organized a number of programs to celebrate 37 years of Operation Blue Star today. The Punjab government has tightened security across the province. Security has been beefed up at Amritsar, where the Golden Temple is located. More than 6,000 police officers were deployed there.
New Delhi: Today Sikh organizations have organized a number of programs to celebrate 37 years of Operation Blue Star today. In 1984, the military launched a military operation on June 6 to free the terrorists who were hiding in the Golden Temple building. Meanwhile, the Punjab government has tightened security across the province. Security has been beefed up at Amritsar, where the Golden Temple is located. Amritsar Commissionerate police said more than 6,000 police officers had been deployed to patrol the city.
Police on Thursday staged a flag march from Hall Gate to Heritage Street, heading for the Golden Temple. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Sikh’s largest religious organization, said last week it would display a Gugu Granth Sahib bulletproof form on the day of Operation Bluestar this year. Sarup, who was then placed in a sanctum sanctuary, was shot in 1984 during the war.
The decision was taken at a special meeting of
SGPC This decision was taken after a special meeting of the Executive Committee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur said at a media briefing that the Sikh community would never forget the 1984 events.
Operation Bluestar was there
military action by then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to oust Sikh terrorists hiding at the Harmandir Sahib Complex (Golden Temple) in Amritsar. Many people lost their lives and part of the Golden Temple was also damaged during the operation between June 1 and June 8, 1984. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by his Sikh bodyguards after Operation Bluestar. Violence erupted after the assassination of Indira Gandhi in which about 3,000 Sikhs were killed.