LT GEN (RETD) K.S. BRAR, 78, Bangladesh war hero and, controversially, the man who led Op Bluestar in ’84, by unknown assailants in London. Brar blames Sikh separatists, Akalis quiet.

All India Anti-Terrorist Front President M S Bitta addressing a press conference in New Delhi. Bitta demanded that there be probe into the attack on Retd. Lt. Gen. K.S. Brar.

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Retired Lt. Gen. Kuldeep Singh Brar is escorted by security personnel upon arriving from London at the Mumbai international airport in Mumbai.

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Lt General (Retd) K S Brar speaks to a media person in London a day after he was stabbed and wounded by four men outside a hotel in the city.

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December 17, 1984. India's disaster. The night of death. A global worry

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November 12, 1984. Indira Gandhi 1917-1984 "If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation."

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Waning influence Sikh separatism is no more a strong force


New York: Sikhs rally to protest a speech by India's road transport and highways minister Kamal Nath who has been summoned by a US federal district court for his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots based on a case filed by a Sikh outfit.

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Union Home Minister P Chidambaram escaped as a journalist Jarnail Singh hurled a shoe at him during a press conference at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. The journalist was protesting against Mr Chidambaram's "clean-chit" to Mr Jagdish Tytler, a 1984 accused. Postscript: The shoe may have missed its mark physically, but it did hit home as the incident forced the Congress to drop two of the 1984 accused, Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar from contesting Lok Sabha elections

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