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June 1984: The Painting

Nineteen Eighty-Four depicts the storming of the Golden Temple, the Sikh community’s holiest and most historic shrine, by Indian troops in 1984. It reflects the personal sense of suffering and injustice felt by Sikhs worldwide, during the attack and in the aftermath of the violence which resulted in the injury and death of thousands of innocent men, women, and children ...

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Khalistan supporter Dhillon dies in US

Chandigarh: Khalistan protagonist Ganga Singh Dhillon’s wish to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple remained unfulfilled. He passed away in Washington DC on Tuesday. His body will be cremated tomorrow. Hailing from Bassi Pathana near Fatehgarh Sahib, Dhillon (86) migrated to the US in 1960. In 1980s, he became a Khalistan supporter. He was “black-listed” by the Indian government. He approached ...

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Inauguration of Bunga Majhabi Sikha put off

Amritsar, Punjab: A ‘bunga’ associated with Baba Jiwan Singh Ranghreta could not be inaugurated at the Golden Temple Complex here due to the ongoing tussle between rival factions of Ranghreta community. Punjab Assembly Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal and Cabinet Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike had also reached here for the inauguration ceremony, but it had to be put off at the last ...

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UP resident arrested for Golden Temple threat call

Amritsar, Punjab: The city police today claimed to have arrested a Muzaffarnagar (UP) resident for allegedly making a threat call to Darbar Sahib manager Partap Singh a few days ago. The accused has been identified as Kamal Verma. Harjit Singh Brar, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special) said the accused had lost his bag from Guru Ram Das Sarai inside the ...

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Extortion call to SGPC: Hotels around Golden Temple searched

Amritsar, Punjab: Taking no risk over an extortion call received by the SGPC from an unidentified person a couple of days ago, the Amritsar police on Wednesday searched hotels around the Golden Temple. Though the police remained mum over the details, and played down the issue terming it a routine check, Amritsar commissioner Jatinder Aulakh admitted that the place was searched ...

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