Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Operation Blue Star 1984 Photo Set

The defining photos of the 1984 attack on the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) complex in Amritsar, Punjab.

Operation Blue Star was the codename for the attack on the Akal Takht Sahib and the Harmandir Sahib complex during the period June 1 to 6, 1984. The Indian army invaded the Harmandir Sahib complex on the orders of the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. At the time of the operation, close to 100,000 army troops had been deployed throughout Punjab.

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Anonymous said...

can someone tell why was the golden temple "invaded" by the indian army?

Anonymous said...

The golden temple was "invaded" on an effort to defeat Saint Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, the leader of the sikh protesters in Punjab at the time. Although that is not all that happened, they attacked the temple on a holiday when the crowd was very large, killing MANY innocent people.