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Leicester Sikhs hold conference; Demand full public inquiry into UK’s hand in June 1984 attack

Leicester, United Kingdom: The Leicester Sikhs reportedly organized a public conference and called for a public inquiry into British involvement in the attack on the Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, India, in the 1980s. By organizing the conference the members of Leicester Sikh Gurdwara Executive have joined others across the country in calling for a full public inquiry. The gathering was reportedly ...

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Ten Thousand Pairs of Shoes

Finally talking about June 1984—30 years later—will honor the dead and protect the living. Thirty years have passed since journalists were cut off from Punjab, and Punjab from the world. In June of each year, Sikhs throng to gurudwaras to observe one of the most significant of their religious holidays. On this day, when even the less observant find their ...

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July 4, 1955: When Indian Police Entered Darbar Sahib With Shoes

In 1955 Indian police entered Darbar Sahib complex along with there shoes and arrested several Akali leaders. During the Punjabi Suba Morcha, Sikh protesters continued to grow in numbers. All the jails in Punjab had been filled and it had become increasingly difficult to contain the Sikh movement. Since the movement was started at Darbar Sahib, it was considered “headquarter” ...

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Violent clash at Akal Takht, 12 hurt

Amritsar, Punjab: Bloodshed and intense pro-Khalistan sloganeering marked the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar as at least 12 persons, including six SGPC employees, were injured in a clash that broke out among SGPC task force members, SAD (Amritsar) activists and other radical Sikh groups at Sri Akal Takht Sahib minutes after the programme to mark the occasion concluded in the morning. ...

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Modi avoided visit to Golden Temple: Capt

Amritsar, Punjab: Former Chief Minister and Congress candidate Captain Amarinder Singh finished off his election campaign on a grand note with scores of people joining his roadshow that passed through various places in the city on the last day of the campaigning. Accompanied by all the local leaders including MLAs, sitting and former councillors and prominent party workers, Amarinder moved in ...

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