India Centre Worried Over Developments In Punjab

Centre worried over developments in Punjab

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 11:00


New Delhi:
The move to set up a memorial for those killed during 'Operation Blue Star' in Golden Temple has set the alarm bells ringing as the Home Ministry fears that it could resurrect militancy in Punjab.

Official sources said the ministry is keenly watching the developments in Punjab where bricks for the memorial were laid by the five Sikh head priests along with Jatehedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh and SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar on the 28th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on June 6.

"It is a very disturbing development as the occasion was marked with separatist and anti-India slogans," a senior official said.

The Centre is particularly worried that Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI has been constantly trying to revive militancy in Punjab with the help of banned Babbar Khalsa International.

For the last five years, Pakistani diplomats and ISI officers have been meeting separatist Sikh leaders regularly in Europe and America and encouraging and helping them to revive militancy in Punjab, the sources said.

The Home Ministry is also watching the move of radical Sikh groups Damdami Taksal and Dal Khalsa which are holding meetings across Punjab and honouring family members of 220 'martyrs' killed on June 6, 1984.

"So far we are keenly watching. If things go out of hands, we will have to act," the officer said.

The Operation Blue Star was launched by the Army on June 6 in 1984 to flush out holed-up Sikh militants led by their leader Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale, who was killed along with his associates in the Golden Temple.


Gyani Jarnail Singh

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The Delhi guys are perfectly aware of just how much Sikhs respect dhumman and his dumdummy in my view THIS CAMPAIGN is an attempt to STEAM ROLL the Sikhs into ACCEPTING Dhumma and his gang....just as the Santa Nihung gang was forced on to sikhs by Indira...Charview strategy...use every weapon to beat the sikhs down...delhi thinks sikhs will then accept the dhumma memorial...if the centre "beats" dhumma as extremist...when the Sikhs know that Dhumma is GOI agent.. thsi si like shouting "FIRE" to panic everyone when in fact theres no fire...Sikhs will have a Memorial and it wont be the dhumma matter how much delhi wishes..if dhumma does build this..the SIKHS will DEMOLISH its just as fast as they demolished the Santa Nihung+Indira built Akal takhat last time around..:mundabhangra: