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Sikhs honour victims of 1984 Operation Blue Star

Thursday, 5 June 2014 - 2:07pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: ANI

Sikhs in Amritsar organized special prayers to honour the victims of 1984 operation Blue Star when the security forces had entered the holy Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple to flush out the militants.

The Additional Secretary of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) Harbajan Singh on Wednesday said the memories of the incident are still fresh in the minds of people, therefore the devout Sikhs had organized a prayer meet to recall the sacrifices of the victims.

"The government in June, 1984 had stormed into the Golden Temple complex equipped with guns and cannons and at that time. The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Golden Temple authorities have collectively organized a prayer meet at the Akal Takht to honour the memories of pilgrims who faced and gave up their lives during the massacre under the leadership of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Amrik Singh," said Singh.

Operation Blue Star had led to a deep resentment among the Sikhs over an armed attack on their most revered Shrine and also widened a growing chasm between the members of Hindu and Sikh communities.

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