On the 37th anniversary of ‘Operation BlueStar’, supporters of Shiromani Akali Dal (Mann) on Sunday gathered at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Khalistan (KhalistanSlogans in support of During this, a large number of youths were holding posters and banners of ‘Khalistan Zindabad’.
The Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Harpreet Singh, stressed on maintaining unity among the Sikh community and termed the incident as the “catastrophe of 1984”. ‘Operation Bluestar’ was a military operation conducted in 1984 to flush out terrorists from the Golden Temple. Actor-activist Deep Sidhu, who was arrested by the Delhi Police and later released on bail in connection with the January 26 violence during a farmers’ tractor march, was also at the Golden Temple along with former MP Simranjit Singh Mann.
Supporters of Shiromani Akali Dal (Mann) organization led by Mann raised slogans at Akal Takht. Elaborate security arrangements were made during the event as a precautionary measure. Giving his traditional message from the platform of Akal Takht, the Jathedar said that the Sikh community will always remember the wounds of ‘Operation Bluestar’.
The Jathedar said, ‘The action of the army was like a war between two countries. It was like one country attacking another country. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest religious organization of the Sikhs, displayed the holy form of the Guru Granth Sahib, which was shot in 1984.