Op Bluestar Anniv: Makkar rubbishes ‘media ban’ reports inside Golden Temple

  • ANI, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2016 12:51 IST
President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Avtar Singh Makkar (HT File Photo)

Rubbishing rumours that media entry has been banned inside the Golden Temple on the occasion of the 32nd Operation Bluestar Anniversary on Monday, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Avtar Singh Makkar on Sunday said press is allowed to do its job inside the gurdwara.

Makkar told ANI, “The day is of crucial significance and I urge all to maintain peace. Action will be taken against the miscreants. And as far as notice against the entry of the press is concerned, we have not issued any such notice and we will take action against those who have done this. I just request the press not to create any sort of unrest, rest the media is allowed to do their work.”

According to reports, rumours had fled that the SGPC on Saturday banned media coverage at the premises of Golden Temple on Operation Bluestar Anniversary.

Read: Bluestar Anniversary: Sikh radicals detained, SGPC bans media at Golden Temple

On June, 1984, over 1,000 lives were claimed during Operation Bluestar, the raid on Sikh’s holiest shrine Golden Temple to cow down extremists led by Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale.

Bhindrawale and his associates were killed in the operation.

Meanwhile, Amrik Singh, who was appointed Keshgarh Sahib jathedar by a Sikh conclave last year, urged Sikhs to reach Amritsar on Monday to participate in prayer meeting to pay homage to those killed in Operation Bluestar.

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