Dal Khalsa holds march on Operation Blue Star anniversary

Amritsar, June 3 (IANS) Radical Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa on Friday took out a march in some parts of the Sikh holy city of Amritsar to mark the 32nd anniversary of the army’s ‘Operation Blue Star’ to flush out militants from the Golden Temple complex here.

What the radicals called ‘Genocide Remembrance Parade’ began from near the Amritsar railway station and concluded at the Akal Takht inside the Harmandar Saheb complex, popularly called Golden Temple, on Friday evening.

The Sikh organisation’s supporters carried placards and posters denouncing the army operation. Dal Khalsa president Harpal Singh Cheema addressed the activists.

Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said it has given a call for an Amritsar bandh (shut-down) on June 6 to protest the army action at the holiest of the Sikh shrines.

The army launched the operation to flush out heavily armed militants from inside the complex on June 3, 1984.



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