Operation Bluestar Anniversary: Today marks the 39th anniversary of Operation Blue Star.
On June 6, 1984, the Indian Army undertook a significant operation known as Operation Blue Star to regain control of the Harimandir Sahib complex in Amritsar from Janrail Singh Bhindranwale, the leader of Damdami Taksal and a pro-Khalistan advocate.
This operation was conducted in response to the escalating strength of separatist forces in Punjab under Bhindranwale's leadership.
As part of the ongoing Barsi Samagam at Shri Akal Takht Sahib within the premises of Shri Harmandir Sahib, a massive gathering assembled at the Golden Temple.
During the program, a group of individuals raised pro-Khalistan slogans while holding posters of Bhindranwale.
A video capturing this incident has gone viral on social media platforms.
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, in his message to the Sikh community, emphasized the importance of Sikh preachers and scholars visiting villages to promote Sikhism.
By raising awareness about Sikh principles and history, the youth can be brought together under the auspices of Akal Takht.
In view of the anniversary of Operation Blue Star, heightened security measures have been implemented around the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
The police authorities in Punjab have been placed on high alert, extending their vigilance across the entire region. To ensure a secure environment, the deployment of 3,500 jawans has been stationed in Amritsar.
Additionally, a dedicated police contingent has been assigned to guard Shri Harmandir Sahib, while stringent security arrangements have been put in place along all the access roads leading to the temple complex.
These measures have been taken to maintain the safety and protection of the area during this significant period.