|1982||Amrik Singh and
Baba Thara Singh were arrested under false implications. On this day,
the police snatched a jeep belonging to Gurdwara at Chowk Mehta, arrested
three men and snatched their belongings. The next day Amrik Singh
went to the courts for their release. The police arrested them too.
They were charged under flimsy causes. At this Jarnail Singh Bhindrawalae
started an agitation for their release. The Sikhs started courting
arrests every day. On July 25, 1982 the Akali party adopted the agitation.
-Ref. THE SIKHS' STRUGGLE FOR SOVEREIGNTY, An Historical Perspective by Dr. Harjinder Singh Dilgeer and Dr. Awatar Singh Sekhon. Edited By: A.T. Kerr Page 110-119.