Tag Archives: Operation Bluestar

Report “Operation Blue Star” accepted by UNHRC

New York, USA: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has accepted a report on the 1984 “Operation Bluestar”, a code name given by the Indian Army for a security operation to flush out militants from the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. The report was tabled during the 26th session of the UNHRC on “Interactive Dialogue On International Solidarity”. The report ...

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Mann rejects ‘one-sided’ inquiry ordered by Akal Takht jathedar

Amritsar, Punjab:  Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann has rejected the proposed “one-sided inquiry” by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) as directed by Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh. The jathedar had on Saturday asked the SGPC to form a panel to inquire into the violence that took place in the Golden Temple complex on June 6 ...

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SGPC blames Simranjit Mann, but Akal Takht gives him clean chit

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as various Sikh organisations expressed shock over the violent clash between members of the SGPC task force and activists of radical Sikh outfits at the Golden Temple complex here today, the SGPC and Akal Takht have taken contradictory stand on the issue. While Akal Takht Jathedar has virtually given a clean chit to SAD (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh ...

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Akhand Path to mark 30th anniversary of Bluestar begins

Amritsar, Punjab: An “Akhand Path” was started at Akal Takht today to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar. The Damdami Taksal will organise a separate programme at its headquarters in Chowk Mehta to mark the occasion. The All-India Sikh Students Federation has demanded that June 6 should be declared a state holiday to “honour martyrdom of innocent Sikhs”. Even 30 ...

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Operation Bluestar: Eye on Lok Sabha polls, Rajiv-led trio convinced Indira, says report

Chandigarh:  With the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar just a week away, it has come to light that the army action was apparently not the idea of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi but of the trio comprising her son Rajiv Gandhi, nephew Arun Nehru and Rajiv’s adviser Arun Singh with an eye on sweeping the 1984 Lok Sabha elections. This ...

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