Sikhs remember Operation Blue Star ‘martyrs’

Remembering over 80 persons who were killed during infamous ‘Blue Star operation’ in Punjab in the year 1984, scores of Sikh youth participated in the candlelight protest in Srinagar. 

The protest was organized by Gurmat Taksal (IGS), Jammu Kashmir a Srinagar-based religious organization on Monday.

Protesters who were holding candles and placards had assembled outside the main gate of Amira Kadal Gurudwara.

Talking to Kashmir Vision, President Gurmat Taksal (IGS) J&K Sukhbir Singh Khalsa said that “Indian Army attacked Darbar Sahib on the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev Ji due to which thousands of innocent lives were lost who were there to pay homage to their Guru.”

“It was genocide, cleansing of Sikhs and unfortunately the killers are still roaming free with full honour and respect,” he added.

MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rashid was also a participant in the protest.

While addressing the gathering, Er Rasheed said, “Sikhs and Muslims are both sufferers at the hands of radical Hindutva Forces,” adding that “Sikhs will always find Muslims standing shoulder to shoulder with them.”

“Those talking of intolerance and radicalisation in India need to answer that how Indian state through its Army carried out the worst brutal attack on the most holy place of Sikh community. In fact it was a reward to those Sikh leaders including Master Tara Singh, who went all out against Muslim league and those seeking creation of Pakistan,” Rasheed said.

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