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SGPC holds meeting with MC officials

Amritsar, Punjab: With the objective of carrying out a beautification drive in the areas around the Golden Temple complex and arrange a hassle-free path for the pilgrims going to the holiest Sikh shrine, SGPC members today conducted special meeting with MC officials. They also conducted a survey of the area and after gauging the bottlenecks, the secretary of the SGPC, Dalmegh ...

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Motion in UK Parliament Presses Prime Minister to Establish Public Inquiry into 1984 Massacre

London, UK: Last week, the Sikh Federation (UK) organized an event in the UK Parliament to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the attack on Sri Harmander Sahib (the Golden Temple). In anticipation of the event, an Early Day Motion (EDM) was tabled in relation to the 30th anniversary, calling for an independent public judge-led inquiry. EDM 79 by UK Members of ...

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No ‘long’ swords on Op Bluestar anniversary in future

Amritsar, Punjab: Following the June 6 incident wherein swords were used in a clash inside the Golden Temple during a function to mark the anniversary of Operation Bluestar, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided that swords with length beyond three feet would not be allowed at the Akal Takht from the next year during the function. This was announced ...

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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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Scorching heat no deterrent for devotees

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the mercury continues to soar with each passing day, there has been no let-up in the number of devotees visiting the Golden Temple. The number of pilgrims visiting the shrine is touching the one-lakh mark daily, says the SGPC. Long queues of the pilgrims visiting the shrine from across the country can be witnessed outside the sanctum ...

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