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Operation Bluestar 1984: 31 years later

Operation Bluestar, which began in the wee hours of June 4, 1984, was like a dagger through the heart for Sikhs everywhere. Thousands railed against the Indian State, the army, and all those who were connected in any way with the operation. A large number of Sikh soldiers, enraged by rumours that the Golden Temple had been damaged (the temple itself remained untouched, though the Akal Takht was damaged), deserted the armed forces. Author Khushwant Singh famously returned his Padma Bhushan award in protest. Four months and three weeks later, Indira Gandhi paid the ultimate price for ordering Operation Bluestar.

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Twenty-five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Jammu and Kashmir, the law continues to feed a cycle of impunity for human rights violations, Amnesty International India said in a new report published today. The News...
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The Delhi state assembly passed a motion condemning Sikh massacre of 1984. The motion was moved by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Jarnail Singh. Jarnail Singh, a former journalist, is member of Delhi state assembly from Rajauri Garden constituency. The News...
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An Indian journalist, Sanjay Suri, has shared a “story” about his visit to Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale's village on June 06, 1984, the day when Sant Bhindranwale laid his life, and attained martyrdom, while defending the Darbar Sahib complex...
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Ludhiana, Punjab: Surat Singh Khalsa, 75, on a strike for the past 42 days demanding release of Sikh prisoners, was on Thursday detained by the Ludhiana police at the civil hospital. Deputy commissioner Rajat Aggarwal and senior superintendent of police...
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Delhi, India: When the previous Congress-led government started using section 66A of the Information Technology Act to suppress dissent, it received plenty of flak from the opposition. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s supporters compared the government’s actions to strategies implemented during...
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London, UK: The head of the British Army is looking at proposals to recreate a Sikh regiment, a minister has said. The Chief of the General Staff is examining the feasibility of a Sikh unit, including the possibility of a...
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If only I could meet the True Guru, the Primal Being. Discarding my faults and sins, I would chant the Lord’s Glorious Praises. I meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. Continuously, continually, I chant the Word of the Guru’s Bani. Gurbani always seems so sweet; I have eradicated the sinful residues from within. The disease of egotism is gone, fear has left, and I am absorbed in celestial peace. Through the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, the bed of my body has become cozy and beautiful, and I enjoy the essence of spiritual wisdom. Night...
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  • Sikhism FAQs:Mention the important Sikh festivals.

    Q117. Mention the important Sikh festivals. Sikh festivals are many, for example general festivals like the birthdays, the accession anniversaries of the Gurus, the death anniversaries of the Gurus, in addition to other special events. There are also...

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    Air Marshal Shivdev Singh Air Marshal Shivdev Singh, who died in January, 1994, was the last of the survivors of the batch of 24 Indian Air Force fighter pilots who were seconded to the Royal Air Force, as part of the reinforcement the British despar...