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Operation Blue Star


Punjab's thin Bhindranwale line: Parties attribute recent rows to 'novice' AAP's stumble

July 16, 2022 2:11 pm

In Punjab's public space, Bhindranwale is a common presence. On buses, cabs, and in temples, his photos have been a brooding presence since his death

Op Blue Star anniversary: Akal Takht Jathedar talks about churches, weapons training for youth

June 07, 2022 5:48 am

The Jathedar of the Akal Takht also attacked former PM Jawahar Lal Nehru for allegedly making anti-Sikh policies during his speech on the anniversary, which was observed at Akal Takht Sahib amid the pro-Khalistan slogans.

Op Blue Star anniversary: Event peaceful as large security contingent keeps watch near Golden Temple

June 06, 2021 7:50 pm

Operation Blue Star anniversary: As many as 6,000 policemen were deployed ahead of the occasion on Sunday which is also a lockdown day in Punjab.

Operation Blue Star anniversary: Tight security amid calls by Sikh bodies to reach Akal Takht

June 06, 2021 10:13 am

Last year, Punjab police had imposed a lockdown as an excuse to stop people from proceeding towards the Golden Temple while the anniversary programme was underway.

Operation Blue Star damages case: SGPC to approach PM for out-of-court settlement

June 05, 2021 9:38 am

The case that began in an Amritsar civil court 35 years ago is now being heard by the Delhi High Court. In 2013, the SGPC had deposited Rs 10 crore as court fee, required in compensation claims as court duty, to pursue the case.

Operation Blue Star anniversary: SGPC to make public Bir of Guru Granth Sahib that received bullet injury

June 02, 2021 9:49 pm

While addressing the media after the meeting, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “Sikh qaum (community) can never forget the June 1984 Ghallughara (holocaust).”

37th anniversary of Operation Blue Star: Damdami Taksal’s research for memorial project reflects lack of info on devotees killed

June 01, 2021 6:09 am

Despite the long history of politics over the issue, no Sikh body has accurate data on those killed during the operation.

CIC allows Centre to withhold list of documents, precious material seized during Operation Blue Star

November 06, 2020 12:53 pm

"As per records available with this office, 493 terrorists/civilians and 83 Army officials were killed in Golden Temple area in June, 1984," the home ministry further said.

All Sikhs want Khalistan, will take it if govt offers: Akal Takht jathedar

June 07, 2020 9:25 am

The statement was made as Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh was responding to questions at a press conference on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star.

HC notice to SGPC on plea seeking to know whereabouts of religious articles returned to it post Operation Blue Star

November 08, 2019 4:08 am

The articles had been seized from the Sikh Reference Library, Toshakhana, Central Sikh Museum and Guru Ramdas Library of the Golden Temple complex during the Army operation in 1984.


Operation Blue Star's 37th anniversary: Security stepped up at Golden Temple

June 06, 2021 11:25 am

Operation Bluestar was a military action ordered by then PM Indira Gandhi to flush out Sikh militants holed up in Harmandir Sahib Complex (Golden Temple) in Amritsar. It is said that nearly 3,000 Sikhs were killed during the operation.

Operation Bluestar: Rare pictures from Express archives

June 06, 2016 8:18 pm

The Operation Blue Star was planned by the Indira Gandhi government in collaboration with the Indian Army. Lasting ten days, it was carried out using tanks, helicopters and artillery.