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Operation Blue Star

Operation Blue Star
Also read The details in the books
Khalistan The Only Solution
By Col. Partap Singh
India Committs Suicide
By Prof G. S. Dhillon
From SikhiWiki.com
Operation Blue Star was a code name given
by the Indian government to an attacked
when launched on the Golden Temple, the
holiest shrine of the Sikhs. The attack,
initiated on May 31st 1984, was one of the
most inflammatory actions ever taken by
the Indian government and showed the real
face of regime, which rules India. This
attack proved the values which is highest
held in society: freedom, and even explicitly
mentioned in all constitutions, including
the Indian constitution as Freedom of
religion, was not of importance in India.
There are many reasons why the Indian
government attacked the Golden Temple,
but among them the main reasons for the
attack was simply to destroy Sikhism at its
roots. In order to understand this it is
important to first look at how Sikh/Hindu
relations started. Hindus have been against
Sikhism since the time of Guru Nanak Dev
Ji, most notably the Brahmins (upper caste
Hindus) because Sikhism rejects the idea of
a caste system. It teaches equality for all
and declares women equal to men. Guru
Nanak Dev Ji preached the message of One
God, which is totally against Hinduism. So
Hindus, mostly Brahmins (the upper class
Hindus), turned against Sikhism. During the
time of Guru Gobind Singh Ji not only
Brahmins but also other castes turned
against Sikhism. Guru Ji established Khalsa
and everyone was given full rights and
everyone was required to sit together and
eat Langar. Brahmins didn’t like lower caste
people sitting equally to them and second
and third class people didn’t like lower
class people taking up arms for self-
defense under the command of Guru Ji.
Guru Ji not only fought Moughals but also
Hindu kings who were jealous of Guru Ji’s
power. Hindus always betrayed Sikhs. After
the British annexed the Sikh Kingdom, a
Hindu sect Arya Samaj turned against Sikhs
and tried to declare that Sikhs were actually
Hindus and Sikhism was just another sect
of Hinduism. For a while this anti-Sikh
propaganda slowed, but with the gaining of
Indian independence, the Hindus once
again resumed and increased their negative
activities. While under British control
Gandhi and Nehru promised Sikhs that they
would have full rights and freedom. They
also stated that Sikhs would have the rights
to rule Punjab without any interference
from the government and that no laws
would be passed without discussing them
with Sikhs. Gandhi said “You (Sikhs) take my
word that if ever the Congress or I betray
you, you will be justified to draw the sword
as taught by Guru Gobind Singh.” But as
soon as the British left India Sikhs were
fired from their jobs and Hindus were
hired. Sikhs were declared as traitors of
On top of this when the Indian constitution
was written Sikhs refused to sign it in the
parliament house because Sikhs were
declared “Hindus with long hair.” Gandhi
told Sikhs that if they cut their hair and give
up their faith and joined the Hindus, they
would be given the full right and hired at
the jobs (the very same liberties which were
denied them) but Sikhs refused to do so.
The Indian government broke all of their
promises and forgot all about the liberties
the Sikhs had essentially won for India.
When Nehru was asked about creating a
separate Punjabi state, he brushed it off by
saying “Circumstances have changed now.”
When China attacked India, it was the Sikhs
who saved Nehru’s life but he still thought
of Sikhs as his enemies and mistreated
them. Sikhs fought bravely against Pakistan
in the wars of 1965 and 1971, yet the Indian
government paid no attention to Sikhs’
loyalty. When Pakistan army agreed to
surrender, Hindu officers were sent to sign
the negotiation instead of Sikhs. At this the
Muslims of Pakistan refused to surrender
saying that “brave people (Muslims)
surrender only to brave people (Sikhs).” So
Pakistan surrendered to the Sikhs, but
Indian television did not show this on the
television. They showed only hands. Sikhs
were not shown on TV. Despite their
heroism and valor Sikhs were not even
dignified with credit for their labors.
In 1978 the Indian government sent an
agent, Gurbachan, to Punjab to disillusion
and slowly destroy Sikhism. He started by
speaking against Sikhism and insulting the
Sikhs Holy Scripture Siri Guru Granth Sahib
Ji. Sikhs could not tolerate this outrageous
propaganda and they launched a peaceful
march to stop him. But the agent called
“Nirankari Gurbachan” had already had
Indian troops with him and had ordered
them to shoot Sikhs. 13 Sikhs were killed
and most others were injured. No one was
punished for this massacre and the
government blamed Sikhs for the
occurrence. This angered Sikhs and they
rebelled against the Indian government.
Then a religious leader, Sant Jarnail Singh
Bhindranwale, took power in the Sikh
Quam and started a campaign to preaching
Sikhism. He preached the truth and woke
the Sikh nation. He openly spoke against
the Indian government’s activities against
Sikhism. He said, “Many Sikhs have been
killed by Indian government but not even a
single case has been registered. But when
a Hindu was killed by police, president
Indira Gandhi herself came over to his
house and gave his family a hundred
thousand rupees and the police officer was
punished. Is this not discrimination? Three
Sikhs hijacked a passenger plane for the
cause of religion and not even a single
passenger was harmed, The Indian
government declared them as terrorists and
they were killed at the airport. But when
Hindus hijacked a plane to free a jailed
Indira Gandhi, they were given positions in
the government and the government
declared them as heroes after meeting their
demands and letting a guilty Indira go free.
Is this not discrimination?”
These messages influenced people very
much. After hearing the truth, people
started supporting Sant Jarnail Singh Ji
Bhindranwale and a freedom movement
rose. Many people became Sikhs.
Sometimes, as many as 10,000 people
would initiated into Sikhism at one
ceremony. (At that time there was no
mention of Khalistan.) Sant Jarnail Singh Ji
and many political leaders launched a
peaceful march. They wanted the Indian
government to grant them full rights and
treat them as first class citizens. An
Anandpur Sahib resolution was brought to
attention by Sant Jarnail Singh Ji, which
included many demands for Punjab and
Sikhs such as:
1. Regional autonomy for Punjab. (The
Indian Government was interfering) 2.
Return of Chandigarh to Punjab.
(Chandigarh was split as a duel capital for
two states) 3. Special status for Sikhs in the
Indian union. (Sikhs were called “long
haired Hindus” not Sikhs) 4. A Supreme
Court review of Punjab river waters,
(Punjab’s water was being sent to other
states) 5. Return of the Punjabi speaking
areas to Punjab, (The government split
Punjab into many separate states) 6.
Provision of a fare share of electricity to
Punjab, (Electricity was being split and not
provided fairly to Punjab) 7. Declaring
Amritsar a Holy City (Hindu and Buddhists
Cities were named “holy cities” but the
center of Sikhism was not given such a
status) and some other religious demands.
The Indian government paid no attention to
Sikh concerns and began arresting Sikhs
blindly. About 150,000 Sikhs were arrested
and many were killed- still not a single
demand was met. Sant Jernail Singh said,
“There is no solution to Sikhs’ problems
without freedom.” Riots between Hindus
and Sikhs broke out. When Sikhs were
killed, police took no action but when
Hindus were killed, not only victims were
punished but also innocent Sikhs were
killed. In other states of India many Sikhs
were killed. All Sikhs traveling in trains and
buses were stopped and killed. In Haryana,
Hindus were called from villages by beating
drums to kill Sikhs. Every train was stopped
and Sikhs were dragged out and killed. At
this point Sant Jarnail Singh was assured
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