Mon. Mar 25th, 2019

Return historical material removed from the Golden Temple during Operation Bluestar: Punjab CM

The Golden Temple in Amritsar (Photo: PTI)

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking the immediate restoration of the historical materials removed from the library of Sri. Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, during the Operation Bluestar in 1984.

The Chief Minister pointed out that several original and invaluable materials of Sikhism, having great historical value, were taken away by the security forces in June 1984, and no account of that had been given so far. The Sikh community has been raising this matter time and again.

Earlier, a delegation of the representatives of the Sikh Organizations Coordinate Committee from United Kingdom had met Captain Amarinder Singh.

The Chief Minister has now sought Home Minister’s indulgence in the matter to sort out the issue at the earliest, saying it would go a long way in meeting the long-pending demand of the community. He also extended all assistance and cooperation that may be required by the Government

The Punjab Government was already considering these issues raised by the delegation at appropriate levels, but the matter of restoration of the historical material to Sri Darbar Sahib required urgent intervention of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Captain Amarinder Singh said in his letter.

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