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Indira' assassins declared martyrs!

The highest Sikh temporal seat declares the assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi - Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh - as martyrs of the community.

india Updated: Jan 06, 2008 20:49 IST

In a controversial action, the highest Sikh temporal seat on Sunday declared the assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi as martyrs of the community.

At a special religious function, organised at the Akal Takht here that was attended and headed by its Jathedar Gyani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh were hailed for targetting Gandhi for "sending the Indian Army to the Golden Temple for Operation Blue Star in 1984".