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  1. Very strange that they would target and attack darbar sahib because of Sant Bhindranwale yet there was no crime at the time according to punjabi police he had alleged to have committed. A First Information Report (FIR) is a written document prepared by police organizations in countries like Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan when they receive information about the commission of a cognisable offence, or in Singapore when the police receives information about any criminal offence.
  2. Approx 250 Sikh dharam fauji's who vowed to fight to the death with their sikh brothers in arms with just their turbans and clothes for armour and lightly armed defending the darbar sahib golden temple vs 100,000 enemy brahminwad neo-mughul Indian troops with sophisticated weaponry, Kevlar bullet and blast proof armour and commando trained Elite soldiers. Our kaum's brave lions may have all lost their lives defending our Guru's home but they gave the enemy one hell of a beating. And thus their Indian terrorist operation blue star, their destruction of thousands of Sikh life and Sri Akal Takht laid the foundation stone and for the fight for Khalistan.
  3. DID The SAS kill at Amritsar? Foreign Office hastily recalls files 'detailing UK role' in notorious Indian army crackdown on Sikhs Papers released by Whitehall this summer have been recalled amid fears they contain details of UK military assistance to India at Amritsar in 1984 Note was found by a researcher working at the Kew Archives Sikh Federation has called for a second investigation into UK involvement By Rebecca Taylor For Mailonline Published: 09:56, 4 November 2016 | Updated: 08:03, 5 November 2016 Prime Ministers of Indira Gandhi of India and Margaret Thatcher of Britain shown here at Delhi Airport in 1981 Dozens of files were pulled from the National Archives amid fears they detail British involvement in the Indian Army's attack on Amritsar in 1984. Papers were released from Whitehall to the National Archives this summer but recalled abruptly after the Sikh Federation wrote to Boris Johnson to tell him they had found 'delicate information' relating to 'UK military assistance to India'. A note, seen by the MailOnline, found by a researcher reportedly referred to the possibility of SAS involvement after 'an Indian request for military assistance in the setting up of a National Guard for internal security duties'. The note was written by a civil servant in the Foreign Office's South Asia department in July, 1984, and was copied to Ministry of Defence official and the high commissioner in Delhi. Hundreds of people were killed on June 6, 1984 when Indian troops stormed the Golden Temple at Amritsar, which was being held by a Sikh group. The three-day siege saw the Indian Army storm the Golden Temple to flush out the group and arrest Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale a Sikh leader and his followers. The Golden Temple in Amritsar India. In 1984 it was the scene of an assault by the Indian Army as they sought to flush out Sikh separatists As a result, Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards following the bloodbath. Nearly 3,000 people were subsequently killed in retaliatory riots against the Sikhs. In 2014, it was revealed that Britain may have had a role in Operation Blue Star, which sent shockwaves through India and the Sikh community. A review called for by David Cameron was criticised as having too narrow a scope, and concluded that the UK provided expert military advice after an urgent request from the Indian Intelligence Co-Coordinator. Margaret Thatcher with Indira Ghandi in the early 1980s. The Sikh Federation claims there is growing evidence of Thatcher's involvement with the Indian government before Operation Blue Star After the discovery of the 'delicate information' in the archives, human rights lawyers have written to the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on behalf of the Sikh Federation asking for another review. The call comes shortly before Prime Minister Theresa May's diplomatic visit to India next week. A statement released on the Sikh Federation's Twitter said: 'On the eve of her critical trade visit to India, she [Mrs May] is being pressured to come clean about the role played by the SAS in the Sikh genocide in the 1980s. 'There is increasing evidence that Margaret Thatcher's administration worked more closely with the Indian government than was known at the time. 'Vital new documents have been removed from the National Archives. 'There should be a full, independent investigation into these matters.' A government spokesman for the Foreign Office said: 'The FCO borrowed some of their files from 1984 that were released to the National Archives so they could read the content following concerns raised by the Sikh Federation. They will return all the files in full shortly. 'The issue of SAS advice prior to Operation Blue Star was dealt with in the 2014 report by the Cabinet Secretary. These files contain nothing about this incident.' ================================== http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3904460/DID-SAS-kill-Amritsar-Foreign-Office-hastily-recalls-files-detailing-UK-role-notorious-Indian-army-crackdown-Sikhs.html
  4. We on here have long known that parkesh singh badal is a keshdhari hindu and traitor to the Sikh panth however most Sikhs in punjab dont know much about him and his family history. Sant bhindranwale already had suspicions about him and his agenda and exposed it just as bhai ranjit is exposing sarkari people now and gets targeted by badal and the Indian state. In the video below sant ji exposes the badal family relations with different political parties and how power in punjab is kept within the badal families. This is one of the many reasons why badal akali dal had covertly recommended to indira gandhi to bring in the army to kill sant bhindranwale and attack darbar sahib.
  5. http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Sant_Jarnail_Singh_Bhindranwale#Politics_and_the_Movement_for_Khalistan
  6. Historian talking about Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. His real contribution and his place in Sikh History
  7. I thought Sikh organisations were planning huge publicity drive to highlight what happened in amristar at sri harmandir sahib in 1984. And to try and pressure the UK govt to release more classified secret documents in regards to its involvement and collusion in an act of state terrorism against Sikhs and Indian civilians. All I see is coverage against China and tianamin square crackdown in 1989 yet hardly any chinese are speaking out against china in countries aboard or in china. Sikhs have been consistantly asking UN and western countries for help and support. Last year saw 30,000+ Sikhs come down to demonstrate in London in june against Indian govt and seek justice for 1984. Yet slience from UK govt, UN and western countries in general. Where is that publicity drive? Where is that coverage from major newspapers, news media channels? and NGO's? There are so many Sikhs working in professional bodies are they all asleep that is the 30th year anniversary and no coverage in the mainstream media so far?
  8. An old article but still very relevant even today Sant Bhindranwale Did Nothing Wrong By Defending The Golden Temple General S. K. Sinha (Retd.), GOC-in-C of the Western Command, Spokesman Weekly, July 16,1984 While fighting against army hordes from June 5 to 7 last, Sikhs inside the Golden Temple Complex at Amritsar were exercising their legitimate right of self defence. This conclusion is based on the facts revealed and assessment made by Lieutenant General S. K. Sinha (Retd.), when he was GOC-in-C of the Western Command. "The Army action was not the 'last resort' as Prime Minister Indira Gandhi would have us believe, decided upon toward May-end (1984). It had been in her mind for more than 18 months". Said the General that when he was GOC-in-C of Western Command, he got a call around 10pm, from 'someone in Delhi' that a decision had been taken at the highest level that the army should undertake the arrest of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Nothing was heard after the General told the caller that in matters like this he would like to hear from either the Chief of Army Staff or the Defence Minister. This was toward 1981 end when Darbara Singh was Chief Minister i.e. nearly 30 months before the Army actually struck at Arnritsar. "Again, when Sant Bhindranwale went into Mehta Chowk" adds General Sinha, "there was a request to the Army to supply Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) to the police to facilitate his arrest." This was long before the Akalis launched their morcha in August 1982. Shortly after the morcha, the Army began rehearsals of a commando raid near Chakrata Cantonment in the Doon Valley, where a complete replica of the Golden Temple complex had been built. "Another training involving Aviation Research Centre Commandos, was given in the Sarsawa area and Yamuna bed in helicopters converted into gunships. This plan, earmarked for implementation first in August last year (1983) and then in April this (1984) year, was given up as it had leaked out to the Sikh militants." "In view of these military preparations, if Sant Bhindranwale and his men decided to defend the Golden Temple with all their might and means, no one can, and should, blame them." "You are duty-bound to do your all when you know someone is going to raid your house. In this case, the house was the holiest Sikh Shrine in the world." "All you have to do is to match the adversary's weapons with your own weapons of equal, if not more, fire power. This is an acknowledged rule of combat." "Mrs. Gandhi contends that arms were being collected by Sant Bhindranwale for the last one year. But this was much after she herself had drawn up plans for Army action against the Golden Temple and other gurdwaras." "In December, last year (1983) two trenches were dug by Sant's men in front of Teja Singh Samundari Hall within the holy complex but he was persuaded to fill them up." "This proves that till then no responsible Akali leader was prepared for an armed showdown with the Government." Fortification of the complex, according to SGPC Secretary Bhan Singh, started from February 17 this year (1984). And that also after CRPF and BSF units had resorted to unprovoked firing and had begun converting the buildings on the periphery of the temple into bunkers and fortresses. This action of the Sikhs was a just response to the provocation provided by Government's para military forces. Again, toward May end this year, CRPF and BSF units deliberately fired 10,000 bullets per day on the temple area for more than a week in order to find out from the return firing, as has been officially admitted now, where the terrorist fortifications were located and what kind of equipment they had. This was given a deliberate design to escalate the conflict. No Sikh worth his salt could allow easy entry into the Golden Temple area to any armed force. It is his sacred duty to smash the enemy's teeth and sacrifice his life while fighting. This is what Sant Bhindranwale and his men did. In the best tradition of Sikh warriors, they fought to the last bullet and their last breath. For the same reason, hundreds of men, women and children, who had come to the Golden Temple as pilgrims, decided to lay down their lives when they saw the army invading the holy area. Before this open clash of arms, there were hardly five per cent Sikhs who supported Sant Bhindranwale's actions or utterances. But now the Government has made him a hero in the Sikhs' eyes. Now everyone, including his previous detractors, hail him as a martyr of the same genre as Baba Deep Singh who had fought against Ahmed Shah Abdali's marauders. Sant Bhindranwale's previous acts of commission and omission stand washed white by his making the supreme sacrifice of life for a noble cause. The present Government shall live to rue the day of June 5, 1984. http://shaheed-khalsa.com/defending.html
  9. When the revelations of operation sundown came out recently in an Indian magazine by 1 Indian journalist it seemed to collaborate with what the amritsar massacre inquiry report conducted by the current british government had concluded when published later on. What we need to know is this a fake story a fake operation put into the Indian and worldwide press to divert the real role of the UK thatcher government in 1984? Because this operation sundown story broke before the report was published and the Sikh federation along with other Sikh organisations and Tom watson MP had asked the govt to clarify what they knew of operation sundown. So did the current british govt and indian govt collaborate and come up with a fictitious "operation sundown" out of thin air to make their role seem insignificant and only advisory. What was clear from the report that an SAS person had visited the sri harmandir sahib in feb 1984 for recconersince and was able to walk around the complex unhindered or attacked by supposed "sikh terrorists" , "sikh extremists", "sikh dissidents" as they were then labelled. We know for sure that thousands of pilgrims of all religions and walks of lives were freely coming and going out of the temple. So what need was an SAS or any other special forces person to decide to attack our most holiest shrine even for only a limited commando strike to take out alleged extremists. It is not the role of the UK govt to decide or interfer in the religious or political affairs of the Sikhs of Punjab. It is not in the remit or right of the UK government to behave in such a manor. Sant bhindranwale was an elected head of damdami taksal one of the most respected institutions of Sikhism to plan an attack or abduct him is declaration of war against the Sikh faith....So thats one point against the UK govt. Another point is why was relentless gunfire directed at sri harmandir sahib just before the SAS agent was about to leave? There are reports in articles that there was gunfire directed at people in the darbar sahib complex from outside. This shows they were trying to test the resistance and draw return fire to test the capabilities of the so called "sikh dissidents" no return fire was offered. So thats another point against the UK govt. We learnt an important document was destroyed in 2009 by the UK ministry of defence (MOD) under the watch of the then labour party government. What we need to know is under whose authoritisation was this done, and why was such an important file destroyed when no file should ever be destroyed that contains such highly sensitive information about the role of the armed forces of UK government. Was the file destroyed recently under duress from the now government and made to look like it was destroyed in 2009? What did that file and documents contain? Alot of questions need to be answered and research, investigations an analysis done by everyone. If anyone has any further information or questions to add please feel free.
  10. In an open interview that is going to shatter misconceptions, especially in the minds of the Hindu population, Dr. Subramaniam Swamy, who spent several days with Sant Bhindranwale inside the Darbar Sahib complex in 1984, talks in details about Sant Bhindranwale's personality and his mission. He also reveals some crucial facts about the whole operation which, according to him, was carried out by the Indian Government on the behest of the communist USSR in order to halt the moral upliftment of the people of Punjab that Sant Bhindranwale was engaged in during early 1980s. Listen in...
  11. Tandon voices concern Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 6 A member of the BJP core committee and former minister Balramji Dass Tandon today said a small section of radicals should not be allowed to play with the hard-earned peace in the state. Referring to developments related to Bluestar Memorial, he said the SAD and the SGPC should take a clear stand against the memorial being dedicated to militants. He said the memorial should have been a tribute to the more than 20,000 innocent persons who were either killed by terrorists and or who went down fighting for the countrys unity and integrity. Tandon said no space should be given to radical elements to dictate terms to political and religious leaders in the state. Appealing to the Akal Takht chief, Tandon said the issue should be resolved immediately to maintain communal harmony and peace in the state.
  12. Source: http://www.sikhsiyasat.net/2013/05/05/recognize-bhindranwale-as-symbol-of-oppressed-south-asian-minorities/ Recognize Bhindranwale as symbol of oppressed South Asian Minorities By Parmjit Singh Published: May 5, 2013Amritsar, Punjab (May 05, 2013): Sikh Information Centre (SIC) has issued the following policy statement in response to demands for removal of the reverend Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s name from the Saka June 1984 memorial at the Darbar Sahib, Amritsar: ****************** Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s name is inscribed on a brand-new memorial of the victims of Operation Bluestar. The memorial at the Golden Temple has angered the political establishment, who stirred up controversy by demanding censorship of Bhindranwale’s name. At the strong-arming of political party Shiromani Akali Dal, the temple committee recently bowed to political pressure by removing a photo of Bhindranwale displayed in another area of the temple. The Sikh Information Centre calls on the Sikh people, the democratic citizens of India, and every defender of international human rights to oppose this act of censorship. The censorship of the contributions of Bhindranwale is as grievous a crime as would be censorship of the civil rights heroes who were killed at Tiananmen Square. Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was murdered in 1984 in an unprovoked attack by the Indian Army on peaceful citizens. In 21st century India, tyrants are made chief ministers. Leading citizens are arrested for protesting tyranny. Human rights activists are eliminated. Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs are slaughtered by the untold thousands. Killers are rewarded. Murderers are exonerated by the courts. Bhindranwale remains an enduring symbol of hope for millions of South Asian minorities who are presently being actively oppressed by the Indian State. Bhindranwale’s leadership in the South Asian Civil Rights Movement began in the mid-1970s during the constitutionally permitted establishment of a dictatorship by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. From 1975 to 1977, PM Gandhi suspended elections and launched a war against her political opponents. False imprisonment, framed charges, torture, and extralegal killing became standard operating procedures for Indian security forces throughout the entire subcontinent during the Emergency. Police acted without any restraint of any kind. Forced sterilizations were performed on thousands of people from low-castes and other minority groups determined by the ruling power to be “undesirable stock.” The only sustained and peaceful voice of resistance came from the Sikh people. By 1977, 140,000 protesters against the Emergency had been imprisoned without charges or trial; of these, 60,000 were Sikhs, though they constitute barely two percent of India’s population. The headquarters of this protest movement was the Golden Temple in the holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. One of the leading voices of protest was Kartar Singh, the senior preacher of Sikh seminar Damdami Taksal. Kartar Singh, who mentored Bhindranwale as his successor, is particularly remembered for publicly rebuking PM Gandhi’s “throne of Delhi” during her appearance at the 300th anniversary of the assassination of Guru Tegh Bahadur by the dictatorial Mughal regime. Upon his death, Kartar Singh’s mantle was assumed by Bhindranwale. After lifting the Emergency and a brief absence from office, PM Gandhi resumed active oppression of her political opponents in 1980. This time her greatest opposition was from the Sikh people in Punjab. Bhindranwale was now the most vocal voice. He traveled the countryside, preaching a faith of individual responsibility, hard work, equal rights, and a peaceful lifestyle. Simultaneously, he organized democratic action to protest tyrannical treatment by the central government. An example of this treatment is the Gandhi regime’s 1980 dismissal of Punjab’s democratically elected state government and imposition of direct dictatorial rule from New Delhi using a constitutional measure called President’s Rule. In April 1982, the oppression of dissent by minorities escalated when the Gandhi regime employed infiltration and subterfuge to provoke communal conflict and destabilize Punjab. Clandestine agents of the Gandhi regime (as later divulged by an agent involved) planted severed cow heads at two Hindu temples in Amritsar, sparking the first Hindu-Sikh riots in recorded history. A note left at the staged crime claimed Sikh responsibility — an inexplicable claim, considering Sikhs, especially devout religious Sikhs such as Bhindranwale, are vegetarians who have historically opposed cow slaughter. The issue is highly sensitive in India, where cows are often legally protected and widely worshipped by the Hindu population. Indian State oppression spread like wildfire in Summer 1982. In just under three months, 30,000 peaceful Sikh protesters were indefinitely detained. The movement was led by a joint coalition of Sikh preacher Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and the Sikh political party Shiromani Akali Dal. Operation Bluestar was carried out in 1984 to silence Bhindranwale, whom PM Gandhi seems to have believed had gained too powerful of an influence in Punjab. The military siege was launched at the height of the 378th anniversary of the assassination of Guru Arjan Dev (also by the Mughal regime), a summer festival during which hundreds of thousands visit the Golden Temple. The Indian Army surrounded the temple complex with 15,000 troops armed with heavy artillery, tanks, and helicopters. Bhindranwale, who was at the temple, was accompanied by a congregation of only a few hundred. Without provocation, the army fired the first shot on June 3. Simultaneous assaults on smaller Sikh temples throughout India also occurred. When hostilities ceased on June 6, approximately 10,000 Sikhs had been killed and 30,000 made homeless. Among the dead was Bhindranwale. Finally, in October 1984, PM Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards for violating the Golden Temple with bloodshed. Subsequently, a three-day genocide of Sikhs was orchestrated in New Delhi by Congress Party Parliament Members, who distributed weapons, awarded cash bounties, and directed mobs to indiscriminately murder Sikhs and burn temples. Independent estimates of the dead range from 15,000 to 30,000. It was this action which inspired an 11-year insurgency and motivated mass Punjabi migration to the United States and other western nations. The insurgency died out in 1995 after Indian police murdered human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra, whose work exposing the secret genocide of 25,000 unarmed Sikhs had just gained international prominence. Khalra was abducted from his family home in September 1995, imprisoned and tortured for two months, then killed and dumped in a canal by police. Oppression extended far beyond the borders of the State of Punjab. Most major regions in India were affected by some similar form of social unrest provoked by tyrannical treatment from the Indian State. Among these was Kashmir, where in March 1996 another peaceful human rights activist named Jalil Andrabi was murdered by Indian Police and dumped in the Jhelum River. He had just exposed the genocide of Muslims in Kashmir, reporting: “More than 40,000 people have been killed, which include all — old, men and children, women, sick and infirm. The youth of Kashmir have been mowed down. They are tortured in torture cells and… thousands of youth have been killed in police custody. These atrocities being committed on the people of Kashmir are not mere aberrations. These are part of deliberate and systematic state policy… aimed to silence the people of Kashmir into subjugation.” Nothing has changed. South Asian minorities from every region of the subcontinent remain targets of intentional persecution by Indian State security forces. The Indian State remains the greatest threat to the liberty, peace, and prosperity of the individual South Asian. This is confirmed in the U.S. State Department’s 2012 “Human Rights Practices Report” on India, which states: “The most significant human rights problems were police and security force abuses, including extrajudicial killings, torture, and rape; widespread corruption at all levels of government, leading to denial of justice; and separatist, insurgent, and societal violence. “Other human rights problems included disappearances, poor prison conditions that were frequently life-threatening, arbitrary arrest and detention, and lengthy pretrial detention. The judiciary was overburdened, and court backlogs led to lengthy delays or the denial of justice. Authorities continued to infringe on citizens’ privacy rights. The law in some states restricted religious conversion, and there were reports of arrests, but no reports of convictions under these laws. There were some limits on freedom of movement…. “Widespread impunity at all levels of government remained a serious problem. Investigations into individual cases and legal punishment for perpetrators occurred, but in many cases a lack of accountability due to weak law enforcement, a lack of trained police, and the overburdened and underresourced court system created an atmosphere of impunity.” In 2013, the Indian State employs two primary forms of oppression: First, is the legislative means of draconian laws restricting natural human liberties such as the freedoms of speech, religion, the press, assembly, privacy, and the rights to a speedy trial and habeas corpus. The Constitution of India is constructed is such a manner that it appalling permits most of these legislative means of tyranny to be conducted entirely within India’s law. Second, is the fiat means of brutal assaults on peaceful demonstrations, arbitrary arrest of impartial citizens, warrantless imprisonment of voices of dissent, banning of books, universal application of torture to detainees from every walk of life, rape of both male and female detainees, assassination of human rights activists, infiltration of peaceful and democratic political movements, and outright war. Operation Bluestar, conducted by the Indian Army from June 3-6, 1984, is the most startling example of how the Indian State employs the fiat means of war to unabashedly oppress South Asian minorities. Oppression is further encouraged by financial and other incentives for state agents and elected officials who most enthusiastically employ tyrannical measures. For instance, Congress Party MPs who led November 1984 genocide, such as Kamal Nath, Sajjan Kumar, and Jagdish Tytler, never faced charges, were all promoted to Cabinet positions, and now enjoy broad influence over national policy. After receiving over 41,000 cash bounties from the Indian State for killing Sikhs, high-ranking police officers like Sumedh Saini and Mohammad Izhar Alam were rewarded. Alam was nominated for political office in Punjab in 2011. Sumedh Saini was appointed Director of Indian police in Punjab in 2012. An identical pattern occurs in instances of oppression of other minorities. Kashmir has already been discussed. In 2000 in the State of Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi orchestrated a genocide of Muslims. Nearly 2,000 Muslims were massacred by Hindu mobs who were assisted by police under direct orders from Modi. He was reelected with a landslide later that year and still rules Gujarat. Other examples include the massacre of Muslims after the destruction of the Babri Mosque in Uttar Pradesh which was led by L. K. Advani, who later become Deputy Prime Minster of India and the slaughter of Christians in Odisha, which was encouraged and assisted by Indian police. Bhindranwale was one of the few courageous enough to stand up against the social institutionalization of tyranny that has crippled India for centuries. He symbolizes all those who have perished under the successive dictatorships of the Mughals, the British, and the Indian State. His example inspires the millions who languish under the devastating effects of the state-backed caste system to hope for deliverance. Bhindranwale represents a movement that has no borders because he stands for enslaved and oppressed peoples. The Sikh Information Centre commends the life and legacy of the reverend Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, asserts the sovereignty of the Akal Takht and the Golden Temple, which are collectively called the Harmandir Sahib complex, and demands international recognition of the Harmandir Sahib complex as possessing sovereignty in kind to the Vatican. Thus, SIC opposes the imposition of the will of any state or other political body on this religious institution. Furthermore, SIC calls for equal and universal restoration of liberty to all Indian citizens, the uninterrupted preservation of their natural human rights, and justice for the victims and perpetrators of state-sponsored genocidal actions.
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