Mehta Chowk (Amritsar): The Damdami Taksal on Monday demanded apology from the government at the centre for Operation Bluestar, the army attack on the Golden Temple complex in June, 1984. The resolution to this effect was adopted at the 32nd anniversary commemoration function organised at its headquarters Gurdwara Gurdarshan Parkash. It may be mentioned that Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale headed this organisation till he sacrificed his life in the army attack on June 6. The Taksal called upon the centre to return the books taken away by the army from the Sikh reference library and iron arrow and sword belonging to Sant Bhindranwale.
Addressing the gathering, Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma cautioned the people against what he described as some anti-Sikh forces within the community that were opposing Sikh Rehat Maryada and denigrate Akal Takht. The resolution on seeking apology referred to the apology offered by the Canadian government for the Komagata Maru tragedy. Through another resolution, the seminary appealed to Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to make suitable arrangements in the central Sikh museum to display the photographs of martyrs of Operation Bluestar.
Yet another resolution referred to the release of Sikh prisoners languishing in jail for years. On the occasion, Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Seva Ratan award was posthumously conferred on Jathedar Santokh Singh who remained president of the DSGMC for his services to the Panth. The award was received by his son manjit Singh GK, the present head of this organisation.
Patiala: The Ghallughara Week observed with regard to the 32nd anniversary of Operation Bluestar on Monday ended peacefully here as well as in adjoining Fatehgarh Sahib district. Superintendent of Police (City) Patiala, Daljit Singh Rana said that only some persons of the SAD (A) tried to create nuisance at Patran area but they were delt with a heavy hand by the police. DP
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