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From the archives: Operation Bluestar on 32nd anniversary

On June 6, 1984, over 1,000 lives were claimed during Operation Bluestar, the raid on Sikh’s holiest shrine Golden Temple to cow down extremists led by Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale. This November 22, 1984-photo shows Kar Sewa at the Golden Temple.

Army men take positions from a building adjoining the Golden Temple during the operation ordered by Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister, to remove Sikh separatists who were amassing weapons in the Temple in 1984.

Soldiers take positions outside the premises of the Golden Temple in Amritsar during the operation in 1984.

Suspected Sikh militants surrender before the army in Amritsar

Senior army officers at the Golden Temple after the Operation Blue Star.

A fountainhead of Sikh fundamentalism, the Damdami Taksal was then headed by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a fiery Sikh leader. Damdami Taksal was the nerve centre of anti-government extremism that led to the 1984 Operation Bluestar.

This September 30, 1984- photo shows the premises outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar after the Operation Bluestar was completed. Over 1,000 lives were claimed in the army operation.

A double fortification on both sides of the ‘parikarma’ on top of Dukh Bhanjani Beri that covers the entrance and approaches to Shri Harminder Sahib.

Police fire teargas shells to disperse the crowd pelting stones at police near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in New Delhi. Sikhs were upset after the action in Golden Temple in June 1984 which the Sikh community felt was the desecration of Golden Temple by the Indian Army.

This November 22, 1984-photo shows locals and devotees performing Kar Sewa (voluntary service) at the Golden Temple.

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