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  1. 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.
  2. Op Bluestar Was Justified, Says Man Who Led the Attack Chandan Nandy June 3, 2016, 3:09 pm Thirty-two years ago on this day, the Golden Temple was besieged by the Indian Army under then-prime minister Indira Gandhis orders to evict and neutralise Khalistani militants led by Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale. One of the military commanders, Brigadier (retired) Israr Rahim Khan recounted the siege for The Quint last year. A day after curfew descended on the Sikh holy city of Amritsar on 1 June 1984, a young Sikh army Captain Jasbir Singh Raina, dressed in the traditional Punjabi kurta-pajama, entered the Golden Temple. He was just one among a couple of thousand devotees and pilgrims feigning paying obeisance at Harmandir Sahib that day. Operation Bluestar was Justified, Army Veteran Who Led the Attack Says He was on a risky undercover mission: to spy on the presence of heavily armed terrorists who had laid siege to the Golden Temple when there was little by way of intelligence on the extremists capabilities and their specific holdouts within the sprawling complex that is the spiritual centre of Sikhism. Patchy Intelligence There was only patchy intelligence from the civilian security agencies. So, once Prime Minister Indira Gandhi issued the order that set in motion a bold and audacious plan of action and Major General Kuldeep Singh Bulbul Brar selected me to lead Operation Bluestar, I sent in Captain Raina, recalls Brigadier (retired) Israr Rahim Khan, then a Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 10th Guards regiment. Captain Raina was followed by gun-wielding extremists wherever he went inside the temple complex. Once he left the temple, his debriefing did not yield much information, save some valuable information on a few of the visible gun positions of the terrorists. Of course, he had no way to find out where Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale and his well-trained comrades were hiding, Khan says, 31 years after he led the attack into the Golden Temple, the Sikh equivalent of the Vatican that scarred not just the shrine but the psyche of generations of Sikhs. Bhindrawale Turned Temple Into a Fortress The ornate and majestic temple had been transformed by Bhindrawale and his followers into a heavily-armed and strategically defended fortress. Brick and mortar defences, reinforced by sandbags, had been put up. And within the labyrinth of tunnels and rooms in the three floors of the temple, the terrorists had made all preparations for gun battle from which they as well as Khans battalion knew there would be very few survivors. The Harmandir Sahib, also known as Darbar Sahib and often referred to as the Golden Temple is the holiest Sikh gurdwara. (Photo: Reuters) The Harmandir Sahib, also known as Darbar Sahib and often referred to as the Golden Temple is the holiest Sikh gurdwara. (Photo: Reuters) 10:30 pm on 5 June was what, in the armys parlance, was HR, the hour when Khan and a small detachment of the battalion he commanded crossed the start line barefoot. Three tanks and two Russian BMPs or armoured vehicles trundled up to the Darshan Deori in the northern wing of the temple complex. Even before we entered through the Darshan Deori, we were under heavy fire from every road, lane, every gullee and every window, Khan recalled as he fidgeted with the antiquated Rolex dangling at his left wrist. Power Supply Had to be Cut It was pitch dark (since power supply in Amritsar had been cut) when the soldiers stormed in. Once inside the complex, the soldiers, armed with small arms LMGs, rifles, carbines and hand grenades found themselves vulnerable in the face of a volley of fire from the loopholes along the warren of rooms on the western and eastern flanks of the Parikrama. The loopholes had been converted into weapons pits. The fire came at low height, injuring my boys below their knees as they tumbled, Khan remembers. What Went Wrong During Op Bluestar? Recalls Army Veteran Who Led it It took a while before Khan, pistol in hand, led his troops up the stairs of the Parikrama, hurling grenades inside the dark recesses from where they could see guns spewing rapid fire. It took almost an hour before the heavily fortified rooms along the Parikrama could be cleared. But my objective was to take the Akal Takht where the terrorists were concentrated, Khan says excitably. Unique, Extraordinary and Fierce Battle By the time Khan reached the Akal Takht, he was grouped with a company of troops from the 1 Para Commando and another company of the Special Frontier Force, a special ops unit of the RAW. As the gunfight intensified, the army opened up with mortars. The marble floors of the three-storied Akal Takht had been dug up to create layers from where the terrorists fired at us. We moved up floor by floor and secured all of them by 2:30, Khan recalls of the unique, extraordinary and fierce battle. When first light broke on June 6, the tanks moved in with their machine guns firing. But this hardly had any effect on the solid structure of the Akal Takht. That is when the decision to use the tanks main guns was taken. The first shell blew a gaping hole in the golden dome and subsequent salvoes silenced the terrorists guns. Later, after isolated pockets of resistance were overcome, we found buried in the debris the bodies of Bhindrawale and his commander-in-chief, retired army Major General Shahbeg Singh, who had thrown in his lot with the extremists, Khan says. The 10th Guards lost 19 men while 51 were grievously injured. Collateral Damage Khan admits that several of the pilgrims fell as collateral damage and that the operation could have been swiftly brought to an end if troops had moved in simultaneously from the southern wing of the temple. The soldiers were stuck there because of a massive ironed gate. A tank had to be brought in to crush the gate before the soldiers could enter and end the resistance there, Khan says. There are no cobwebs in my mind and I believe that it was a justified order on the part of the government, the Kirti Chakra awardee beams, his light grey eyes gleaming. At that time Khan had no idea that Operation Bluestar would culminate first in Indira Gandhis assassination and then a prolonged period of death and destruction across Punjab. http://www.thequint.com/videos/2015/06/05/watch-op-bluestar-was-justified-man-who-led-the-attack-says
  3. Funny how you never saw the term "hindu terrorist" when some BJP hindu groups were caught killing Sikhs in 1984 and recently attacking Muslims in 2002 and blowing up masjids in 2007 and beyond because they are in the majority and the minorities are fair gain to get labeled and attacked. While brahmin hindu extremists want Sikhism wiped off in India the atheist extremists in power in the west want the same with all religions. We are in a real struggle of freedom of religion in todays world. When people think it is better to be atheist or non-religious just look at home many wars atheist western governments have caused artound the world and mass murder of countless innocent people in the 20th and 21 centuries. Atheists (ie those who have no theologic belief in God) are the most violent people by far if we look at how many people been killed by them and prison populations and second are the muslims. But no agenda against atheist demonis-ation because they are in the majority and power and majorities when targeting a minority is very dangerous for society as they lead to social strife, violent incidents and then wars/genocides. The deliberate demon-isation and provocation by the racist brahmin hindu indian media against Sikhs, needs to be fought against in all area's of society. No Sikh I know supports the killing of innocent civilians or BKI or any other group. But even if Sikhs did support self defence armed Khalistan military organisations that would be their legimate right to do so to fend off the oppressor larger murderous state they are trying to free themselves from. Freedom does not come cheap no nation on earth has had the privilege of being granted a country without any blood price. George washington and his comrades most who were freemasons did not free America from the yolk of British rule without a fight, many thousands were killed to gain freedom from the rule of the Christian king of England. Similarly those brave Sikhs who sacrificed their lives in blood, sweat and tears for the freedom and justice for Sikhs will always be held in high regard by our community. In the UK it is dangerous to allow elemants of hindu indian extremists have their sway in UK govt agenda and policy. As Sikhs want self determination for Khalistan or who oppose indian terrorism and genocides will be lumped in with Islamic jihadi nutters whose agenda is entirely different and evil they want global islamic supremacy and 7th century laws ....Sikhs dont, we want all of humanity to prosper and live in peace with each other but we also want our rights respected to have our own nation state with its own Sikh rules and regulations just as the Jews have their own state and the muslims have countless 26 countries and atheists in Europe have nations catering for their needs. The danger of sleep walking into a totalitarian police surveillance state is very much real as these dangerous poisonous people will claim sikhs are radical because they do not allowed genocides against them happen without putting up a fight, the Sikhs dont sit there and take it like good slaves because Guru's taught as to fight abuse of power by the powerful. Are we to follow and hold the the glorious Guru's as our role models or vile corrupt politicians who sanction the murder of people and wreak lands in foreign wars for monetary economic interests? Sikhs need to be very vigilant to the dangerous agenda's these inhumane people have. And its high time Western Sikhs become politically active opposing these anti-sikh people. We need to become educated in current affairs and pay interest in the world's geo-politics. Below is an example of newspaper article which is clearly having all the hallmarks of anti-sikh propaganda material that indian brahmin hindu extremists in mainstream indian media produce time to time. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-01-08/news/57838417_1_sikh-bki-uk-police
  4. Introduction Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale is an iconic figure whose name is well known to Sikhs worldwide. He is remembered as a true Sikh, saint, warrior, upholder of justice and a martyr. His extensive preaching of the Sikh religion, speeches on politics and exposing the barbarity of the Indian government earned him fame within Sikh circles. He was looked upon as a leader of the Sikhs who had reminded them of their glorious past, great sacrifices and bold feats of destroying oppression, tyranny and injustice. His words kindled and awakened the inner spirits of the Sikhs and caused them to realize their political and religious slavery at the hands of the Indian government. The reminder of Sikh history and religious tenets inspired the Sikh people to become true followers of their faith. People started to abandon drinking, smoking, cutting their hair and many other immoral practices. There was widespread adoption of the Sikh religion. All of this, however, did not at all suit those who were keen on seeing the complete downfall of the Sikhs and their complete amalgamation into the folds of Hinduism. In order to destroy and subdue the Sikh movement; it became a pertinent task for the government to eliminate Sant Jarnail Singh as well as crush the Sikh awakening. As a result, an attack was launched under the name of Operation Blue Star in which holiest shrine of the Sikhs, Darbar Sahib (Sri Harmandar Sahib, Sri Akal Takhat Sahib and other places in the vicinity) as well as tens of Sikh Gurdwaras were attacked. Sant Jarnail Singh and many of his companions became martyrs defending the holy place. Thousands of Sikh visitors were killed and thousands were taken prisoners. Sikh Reference Library containing rare manuscripts, history books and literature was destroyed. The amount of damage caused to the Sikh religion was immense. It was an attack on Sikh spirit and sought to instill fear in the hearts of Sikhs with the intention of coercing them into accepting the rule of the Indian government and forsaking their freedom. It was no less than a holocaust. However, the Indian government with the help of its paid writers and media resorted to propaganda to save its face and justify its heinous crimes.. Being the proponents of the government, paid writers wrote scores of books and articles to malign the name of Sant Jarnail Singh by portraying him as a terrorist, and a violent and dangerous man. Many excuses were devised to misrepresent the Sikh movement and justify the attack and atrocities committed by the Indian military. As the common saying goes, repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it uninformed people, including some Sikhs ignorant of the true facts, began to believe the lies of the government. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to refute misconceptions about Sant Jarnail Singh, examine many of the propaganda theories put forth by the government agents, bring the actual facts to the limelight and show that it was in fact the Indian military that was violent, aggressive and terroristic. Please continue reading: http://www.sikhfreedom.com/sant-jarnail-singh-bhindranwale
  5. There is an etheophian farmer who has recently been arguing for legal aid to sue the UK govt in crimes against his people. The Sikhs have a bigger case for suing not only the UK govt but all the other governments for their role in the Sikh holocaust of 1984. * They financially aided and military advised the Indian govt military against sikh religious and political figures (ie sant bhindranwale). Theyn interfered in the political and religious affairs of the Sikhs and their fundamental human rights of self determination and freedom * They deported some Sikhs not granting them political asylum when they were victims of indian state terror * They Banned two sikh separatist fighting forces against Indian union forces whereas they allow British jews to get armed training in self defense militia's and IDF in israel. Which is open discrimination and favoritism against religious / racial minorities. More to add to the list
  6. well done everyone who came down today in London, an impressive turn out possibly bigger than last years 30,000. Finally after years of trying to get on the news this peaceful protest that Sikhs have done for the last 30years non stop has made it on headline bbc news so congratulations to them for highlighting this and all those who took part.
  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. In this thread, please, post papers about the role played and the secret meetings held with the Central Government of India by the leadership of Akali Dal before the Operation Blue Star with the intent to ‘neutralise’ Sant Bhinderanwale . Please add to this thread whatever information you can come across so that historians can look at and get some clues to research further and write the correct history. There are many bits coming up in the newspapers these days. Some sense out of all that needs to be made. ************************** http://www.tribuneindia.com/2014/20140214/main6.htm Eight secret Akali-Centre meetings before Bluestar Chandigarh hosted three parleys, Delhi five, claims former Deputy Commissioner Raghbir Singh Naveen S Garewal Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 13 “I received a call from Chief Commissioner Krishna Banerji asking me to see him immediately. As soon as I entered his room, he signalled all those already present there to leave immediately. He told me to make preparations for a top-secret meeting between some top politicians from the Centre and Akali leaders lodged in the Burail jail. I was asked not to involve anyone in the mission, and keep the police out of the loop.” “I discussed various possibilities with Sub-Divisional Magistrate TC Gupta. He managed to procure keys of a private house in Sector 2, Chandigarh, for use as the venue of the talks on March 27, 1984.” Three rounds of talks had already taken place between the Akalis and the Union Government in Delhi and the fourth one was to be held in Chandigarh, recalls the then city Deputy Commissioner Raghbir Singh. Since it was a top-secret mission, it was decided to use a car without a flag and replace the original number plates with fake ones. “I myself drove the car to the Burail jail. As I was also the IG (Prisons) for Chandigarh, being the District Magistrate, I knew the Jail Superintendent RD Sharma was a smart cookie. I sent him to Ludhiana on a purchase assignment. I opened the gate and huddled the Akalis into the car and ferried them to the venue of the meeting,” he recalls. The meeting was held between senior Akali leaders and the Home Minister PV Narasimha Rao-led Central team. Most Akali leaders were mortally scared of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who had become very powerful, thus depriving Akalis of their political clout. The Akalis wanted Bhindranwale neutralised, but till then they had no inclination about the plans of the Centre (about Operation Bluestar). After holding talks at a private residence in Sector 2, Chandigarh, on March 27 and 29, 1984, another meeting took place at the Chandigarh Airport on April 21, 1984. However, no solution could be worked out. Subsequently, the venue of the meetings shifted to Delhi and the eighth and the final meeting took place in a guest house in Delhi on May 26, 1984, just days before Operation Bluestar. For the talks that took place months before the Army action on the Golden Temple, Parkash Singh Badal, who was detained in Delhi at that time, accompanied PV Narasimha Rao, Parnab Mukherjee, CR Krishnaswamy, MMK Wali, PC Alexander (Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi), Union Home Secretary Prem Kumar and Union Minister Shiv Shankar in a special plane to Chandigarh. At Chandigarh, Akali leaders, Surjit Singh Barnala, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, Gurcharan Singh Tohra and Ravinder Singh Cheema, then lodged in the Burail Jail, were clandestinely brought out and taken to Sector 2. Raghbir Singh said he received all orders from then Chandigarh’s Chief Commissioner Krishna Banerji. He believes the meetings were aimed at finding a solution to the Punjab tangle. “The homework done during those meetings later took the shape of the Rajiv-Longowal Accord,” he says. Giving specifics to suggest that the Army action was not discussed with Akalis, he says during an overnight stay in Sector 5 here, Indira Gandhi told senior leaders, “You all want a solution, but none of you tells me what can be done to neutralise Bhindranwale.” According to Raghbir Singh, Abinash Singh, the then secretary of Harchand Singh Longowal (who was later gunned down, as was Longowal) was the emissary between the Akalis and the Centre. The talks that were * The then Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner, Raghbir Singh, claimed three rounds of talks had already taken place between the Akalis and the Centre in Delhi before the venue was shifted to Chandigarh * Two meetings were held at a private residence in Sector 2, Chandigarh, on March 27 and 29, 1984, while the third took place at the airport on April 21, 1984 * The Akalis wanted Bhindranwale neutralised, but till then they had no inclination about the plans of the Centre about Operation Bluestar * Subsequently, the venue of the meetings shifted to Delhi
  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. This issue is being raise at the highest political levels which is a good sign that it is being taken seriously. Another point i'd like to make is Sikh channels have been very quite of late not expressing or showing discussions how British Sikhs feel. I find that very strange.
  11. Today I happened to watch Sangat TV (U.K.) on Internet. There was a discussion about Operation Blue Star . They mentioned the book “The Gallaant Defender” by A.R Darshi . The author A.R Darshi is a non Sikh. This book is must read for all who are interested in knowing the background of the preplanned holocaust . The English edition of this book can be downloaded from (or can be read online at) the website http://www.bhindranwale.net The book can be downloaded from the following URL (1) http://www.bhindranwale.net/sikhismbooks/The-Gallant-Defender-Sant-Jarnail-Singh.pdf (2) For eBook (free download) (2) http://ebookbrowse.com/the-gallant-defender-sant-jarnail-singh-pdf-d53261092
  12. I was reading an article somewhere some months ago I dont know where it is now but there the journalist had suggested a letter was sent to indira gandhi to sant bhindranwale and the indian army and raw agents went into the sikh reference library to find it. They found alot of documents such as khalistani stamps, passports, documents and historical letters, etc but they found not find that important letter that indira had wanted found. Maybe this is why in frustration they burned the library down. I was wondering what was contained in that letter if anyone knows? And why was Indira so specific t to be found.