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31st May


1981 Sikh procession to seek Holy City status for Amritsar.

The Sikhs brought out a procession to demand Holy City status for Amritsar. More than 25,000 Sikhs joined the procession. To quote a Hindu newspaper, the Tribune: Until 29 May it seemed that only 500 to 1,000 Sikhs would join the Sikh procession on Sunday when all the shops are closed in the city. Following yesterday's massive Hindu procession the number will be very high. This procession was a direct result of unfilled promises for the declaration of Amritsar as a Holy City. The SGPC chief, G. S. Tohra,' had met with the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, on September 24, 1980.

1984 Sri Guru Granth, intact in Rumalas, and Palki Sahib was burned in Patiala.
1986 In 1986 the International Sikh Organization (ISO) was established to educate the public and the U.S. Congress about the Sikh religion, the violations of human rights by the Indian government, India's genocide against the Sikhs, and the Sikh struggle for an independence. The Council of Khalistan was established on October 7, 1987, when Khalistan declared its independence. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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