On the 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Saturday, Sri Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh said that if Khalistan is offered, “we will accept it.” Meanwhile, a minor scuffle and heated arguments took place between the police and the supporters of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) while entering the premises of Sri Golden Temple, Amritsar, as the anniversary generally passed off peacefully.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind Singh Longowal was also present when Jathedar made the statement. He was asked about the same to which Longowal said after avoiding an answer initially: “If anyone offers it to us, we shall take it.”
Ardas and kirtan were performed in the memory of those killed in Operation Bluestar. Operation Bluestar was a codename of an Indian military action carried out between June 1 and 8, 1984, to clear the militant religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his followers from the buildings of the Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) complex in Amritsar, Punjab.
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In a joint operation of Indian Army and Paramilitary forces, the sanctum sanctrum was surrounded complex on June 3, 1984. The Indian Army used loudspeakers to urge the militants to surrender.
Likewise, they had requested the militants to allow the trapped pilgrims to come out of the temple premises, before the action started. The action was retaliated by the militants rooted inside the complex.