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suburbanturban98 The tenth day of #10daysofterror. Those last Singhs/Singhnis that had been fighting since June 1st until June 10th were killed. The guns ceased to fire and the Indian Army went around taking photos in front of the destroyed Akaal Takhat smiling, they went around drinking and smoking in Harimandar Sahib. Great are those Shaheeds that gave their lives to fight for the Panth. #neverforget84 #shaheeds #santjarnailsinghjee #10daysofterror 3mon

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sikhskillz June 10th 1984... Last Sikh fighters are murdered today, the entire Golden Temple Complex is under complete occupation and army control and is only returned Sikhs following protests on October 1st 1984. On the 10th June 1984 after 10 days of terror, the guns finally fell silent. The last Sikh fighters who had been holding out from the 1st June, were killed. Giani Puran Singh’s account gives an accurate description of this incident: 3mon
  •   sikhskillz “There were 4 Singhs in the basement of the Bunga Jassa Singh Ramgarhia who were giving a tough fight to the forces. They had also pulled down 3 personnel of the army who had ventured too close. The authorities wanted these people to surrender but they wanted a mutually responsible person to mediate. I was then asked to mediate but first of all I asked the army officers of a guarantee that none would be shot only arrested and later law would take its own course. They were not ready for this and wished me to talk to the Brigadier who too was noncommittal. They then asked me to inquire if the three army personnel were alive. The reply received was that no live personnel were there in the basement. At this the Brigadier asked me to leave and that they would themselves deal with them. These men in the basement fought the whole day, the whole night and also the next day when Giani Zail Singh came to visit the ruins of Akaal Takht. Some thought that they had also aimed for Giani but it was not so. These people did not know that Giani was coming. If they knew before hand, they would have definitely put a bullet through the ‘tyrant’ but they were totally cut out from the outside world. A colonel of the commandos attempted to flush out these men in the basement with a gun and light arrangement but as soon as he entered the basement, a burst of LMG wounded him and it was later learnt that he had succumbed to the injuries in the hospital. Two cannons were reemployed to fire at the Bunga, gaping holes were formed on the Parikrama end but the men within were safe. I saw from the roof of Harmandir Sahib that two grenadiers had been put on the grenade shooter and a continuous barrage of grenades was being used but they still survived. Burnt red chilly bags, chilly powder and smoke granades were thrown in; one of them came out to be greeted with a hail of bullets while the others finally were silenced on the 10th.” 3mon
  •   sikhskillz Government Propaganda Following the battle, the government was embarrassed, General K.S Brar on the 2ndJune 1984 had stated that “we shall see to it that they are on their knees in just two hours”; The Sikh Unrest and The Indian State, R.N. Kumar. Yet it took 10 days for the army to completely defeat the Sikh fighters. Other than pride, this was damaging for the Indian Government as the operation was supposed to happen under the cover of darkness, or rather a complete media blackout. This would have ensured that no one would have known what happened between the inner walls of the complex. 3mon
  •   sikhskillz However, as the fighting lasted over a week, word began to spread, rumours spread throughout villages in Punjab and army bases across India, which resulted in a huge outpouring of grief and anger from Sikhs across the world. Soon after the massacre the government disinformation campaign went into overdrive to create legitimacy for the action. The goal of this disinformation Campaign, according to Subramaniam Swami (Indian politician, academician and an economist) was to ‘make out that the Golden Temple was the haven of criminals, a store of armoury and a citadel of the nation’s dismemberment conspiracy; Creating a Martyr – Imprint (1984), Subramaniam Swami, p 7. One of these myths that was propagated by the State media, was that the fighters were highly trained and possessed sophisticated weaponry, courtesy of Pakistan. In regards to this the Daily Telegraph, London (June 15, 1984) wrote, “The Government is now energetically insisting that the Sikh insurrection in the Panjab was a deep-seated conspiracy of a certain foreign power or when pressed, claims that some of the terrorists were trained in Pakistan. This is the first time that such a claim has been made, and it smacks of Mrs Gandhi’s playing the familiar old Pakistan card for all it is worth. After all, there is an election looming on the horizon and a touch of war fever may not do any harm. But in the long run this sort of propaganda will not solve the Panjab’s underlying problems.” 3mon
  •   sikhskillz Telegraph London (June 15, 1984) published the following report from David Graves: “The Akal Takhat looks like it has been bombed. It looks like a building in Berlin after the War. Every building in the complex had been riddled with bullets and there was still a stench of death in the air.” Meanwhile The Times of India (June 10, 1984) headlined on the front page a Press Trust of India report saying, “Terrorists made a desperate attempt to blow up the Akal Takhat, killed a number of men, women and children, and unsuccessfully tried to escape with huge amounts of cash, jewellery and other valuables after their leaders were killed in the action on June 5. The Akal Takhat was not damaged in the Army action.” The Government of India also censored and persecuted any journalist or human rights organisation who tried to report the truth, and thus when Citizens for Democracy published a report detailing the “Oppression in Punjab” in 1985, it was banned and confiscated the next day, the authors were arrested and charged with “sedition” (incitement of rebellion against a government; http://www.pucl.org/admin/know_pucl.pdf 3mon
  •   sikhskillz Brahma Challeney of the Associated Press (AP) of USA was the only foreign correspondent who managed to stay in Amritsar during the attack, and was one of the first to publish reports that Sikh pilgrims were executed after the attack. For his troubles he was arrested and also charged with sedition. Slowly with research and initiatives like #10DaysofTerror we can challenge the unfounded allegations and falsehoods circulated in 1984. We thank everyone who supported the campaign, and urge everyone to learn more about a very significant and recent part of Sikh Political History. One small step is to read this brief fact sheet which provides a general overview. #neverforget84 #genocide #1984 #sikh #OperationBlueStar #ParnaamShaheedanNu #10DaysofTerror #Saka84 3mon

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garinderbirha June 10th 1984- last sikh fighters were killed by the government/army forces, surely Operation Bluestar was finished? Government/army kept Harmandir Sahib under control and locked off until 1st October 1984 #neverforget84 #10daysofterror #khalistan 3mon

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suburbanturban98 Day 9 of #10daysofterror. Government ordered the shootings of unarmed protestors and innocent Sikhs. #neverforget84 #santjarnailsinghjee 3mon

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turbanoutfitter Despite efforts to silence us, Sikhs across the world took the streets this week to send a message that we will not be silent. We will continue to strive for justice. #10daysofterror #neverforget84 #sikhgenocide #operationbluestar 3mon

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sikhskillz June 9th 1984... Government orders of unarmed protesters in New Delhi, in Srinagar (Kashmir), and Panjab (NY Times)... Jodhpur Detainees After the Sikh resistance had been overcome, only a few snipers remained. Following the execution of pilgrims, immediately after the main battle, those that survived were rounded up, detained by the Army and charged as terrorists: “379 of the alleged ‘most dangerous terrorists’ were forced to sign a common confessional statement and thereafter served a common charge sheet that they were all Bhindranwale’s closest associates and comrades-in-arms engaged in ‘waging war against the State’. They were, therefore, detained under the NSA and are now being tried at Jodhpur under the Terrorist-Affected Areas (Special Courts) Act of 1984. As we were curious regarding the extent of danger these hardcore ‘terrorists’ posed to the State ‘with the intention to establish a State independent from the Government of India to be known as Khalistan”, we visited the homes of some of the Jodhpur detainees and met their families or relatives. The evidence collected established beyond doubt that none of the Jodhpur detainees we succeeded in profiling are ‘terrorists’ but rather all of them are completely innocent, ordinary persons, whose only crime was that they had all gone to or were coming from the Golden Temple as devotees or pilgrims visiting the Golden Temple for the Guru Purab on June 3, 1984 or farmers gone to the Temple to deliver village donations of grain to the S.G.P.C. or students gone to pay obeisance at their holiest religious shrine, the Harmandir Sahib.” Source; Citizens for Democracy; Report to the Nation: Oppression in Punjab (Bombay, 1985). These detainees were detained for up to 5 years, before in the face of worldwide condemnation and protest they were finally released. #Neverforget84 #SikhGenocide #Sikh #10DaysOfTerror #Saka84 3mon

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  •   ajindersingh I was suppose to attend it but left bc early 3mon
  •   rkk23 @ajindersingh that sucks! Short visit eh lol quite a lot of sangat came out 3mon
  •   ajindersingh Yeah a really short visit ... That's good , the next flight was really late so we decided to leave 3mon
  •   rkk23 @ajindersingh Well hopefully you got to live that tourist life while you were out here haha Vancouver is pretty awesome :p a lot better than Toronto 3mon
  •   ajindersingh Nah was boring lol I didn't enjoy bc calgary was better and Toronto is best 3mon
  •   rkk23 @ajindersingh :o Calgary is hella dry and there's nothing to do there lol next time you come to bc make sure you go see places haha 3mon
  •   ajindersingh Lol calgary has nice scenery bc has activites so we did more site seeing 3mon
  •   rkk23 @ajindersingh Oh aacha :p lol that's cool 3mon

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garinderbirha June 9th 1984- mission accomplished to destroy Harmandir Sahib and kill bhindawala, now the government were killing protestors who were unarmed in Delhi, srinagar and punjab #neverforget84 #10daysofterror #khalistan 3mon

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  •   ndhanoya How can somebody be so cruel to physically attack a innocent old man? 1mon

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