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SECURITY AGENCIES PUT ON HIGH ALERT IN AMRITSAR

By Ritika Nath . 5th June 2018 10:00pm
SECURITY AGENCIES PUT ON HIGH ALERT  IN AMRITSAR

On the 34th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, Security agencies were put on alert in Amritsar on Monday. The local police and para-military forces were deployed at different locations, specifically near the area where the Golden Temple is situated. [caption id="attachment_38413" align="alignnone" width="300"]security put on high alert Source[/caption] On Monday, religious Sikh prayers were started at the Akal Takht, which is the most secular seat of Sikh religion. It will end on 6 June, marking the anniversary of the operation ordered by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It was ordered with the aim to gain control over the Harmandir Sahib Complex in Amritsar and to remove Jarnail Singh, a militant religious leader. [caption id="attachment_38412" align="alignnone" width="300"]op blue star Source[/caption] Dal Khalsa, a Sikh radical organisation, has demanded a shutdown in the city on June 6 in order to protest against the action taken by the Army. Kanwarpal Singh, the spokesman of Dal Khalsa, has given the statement that Operation Blue Star was the result of state interference in religious matters of Sikhs. Suresh Arora, Punjab Director General of Police had examined the security arrangements on Saturday. [caption id="attachment_38418" align="alignnone" width="300"]Suresh-Arora-Punjab-DGP Source[/caption] Reportedly, the operation had resulted in 83 dead and 249 injured as informed to the India Army, although the figures presented by independent human rights institutions were significantly high. According to the Sikh Museum, Amritsar crematorium had counted 3300 dead civilians in their crematorium. Meanwhile, Chand Joshi stated approximately 5000 victims and eyewitnesses and survivors claimed about 8000 civilians who lost their lives. Moreover, may claims were made that blamed the CBI for abandoning historical artefacts and manuscripts from the Sikh Reference Library, later burning them down. For the latest news, stay connected with Gabruu.