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Operation Bluestar

A nearly deserted view of Golden temple on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar. Operation Blue Star was the codename of an Indian military action carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984 to remove a militant religious group from the buildings of Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar.

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Police personnel stop members of various Sikh radical groups to enter Golden Temple on the occasion of Operation Blue Star's 36th anniversary, in Amritsar. A very limited gathering was allowed inside the temple due to ongoing lockdown during the special prayers.

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Police personnel patrol outside Golden Temple on the eve of 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar. Operation Blue Star was the codename of an Indian military action carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984 to remove a militant religious group from the buildings of Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar.

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Security personnel patrol in the heritage street of Golden Temple ahead of 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar. Operation Blue Star was the codename of an Indian military action carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984 to remove a militant religious group from the buildings of the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar.

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A view of a deserted road during a shutdown call given by radical Sikh organization to mark the 35th anniversary of the Operation Blue Star,1984, in Amritsar.

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Members of various radical Sikh organizations shout pro-Khalistan slogans and brandish swords at a demonstration marking the 35th anniversary of the Operation Blue Star, 1984, at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh distributes cheques to the Jodhpur detainees, who were sent to Jodhpur prison following 'Operation Blue Star' in June 1984, in Chandigarh.

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Supporters of radical Sikh organizations shout pro-Khalistan slogans at a demonstration marking the 34th anniversary of the Operation Blue Star, 1984, at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel stand guard as security has been beefed up, ahead of the 34th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, in Amritsar.

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A police man guards in Bathinda as tight security arrangements have been put in place in the view of the 33rd anniversary of Operation Bluestar.

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Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel stand guard on the eve of Operation Blue Star anniversary in Amritsar.

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Activists of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) holding banners and placards carry out a march amidst high security on the eve of the 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star, in Amritsar.

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Activists of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) hold banners and placards as they take part in a march on the eve of the 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star, in Amritsar.

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Jawans of paramilitary forces searching a vehicle ahead of the anniversary of Operation Bluestar, in Amritsar.

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Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel take out flag march to instill a sense of security and safety among the residents of Amritsar ahead of the Operation Blue Star anniversary.

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Sikh youth flash swords and raise slogans in praise of so-called Khalistan while taking round of Golden Temple in Amritsar on the occasion of anniversary of Operation Bluestar.

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Arrested men after Friday's clashes at Golden Temple, being produced at a court in Amritsar.

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Sikh men brandishing swords during a clash between SGPC supporters and a radical Sikh organisation on the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, at Golden Temple Complex in Amritsar.

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A woman shows her injury to the media after a clash between SGPC and members of a radical Sikh organisation on the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, at Golden Temple Complex in Amritsar.

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A scene of clash between SGPC supporters and a radical Sikh organisation on the30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, at Golden Temple Complex in Amritsar.

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Operation Bluestar in Amritsar

An army APC damaged in the operation on June 5 in the parikrama of Golden Temple complex

Sikhs take part in a prayer meeting in remembrance of Sikhs who lost their lives during the 1984 Operation Blue Star at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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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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Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale

Magnum (From Outlook, July 09, 2012)

Avtar Singh Makkar, President, SGPC.

Ranjit Singh Gill alias Kuki spent 18 years in jail for gunning down Congress politician Lalit Maken, allegedly responsible for orchestrating the killing of Sikhs in 1984.

Ekta Sharma

Five Sikh high Priest including Jathedar of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh Honour with a plaque, a 'siropa' and a sword to Bibi Kamaldeep Kaur, the sister of Balwant Singh Rajoana the accused of former Punjab CM Punjab Baint Singh''s assassination case with the title of 'Zinda Shaheed' (living martyr)

Edifice of unrest? Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhuma leads kar seva

Prabhjot Singh Gill

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Political plinth The site for the memorial for Operation Bluestar martyrs

Prabhjot Singh Gill

Waning influence Sikh separatism is no more a strong force

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