Doing a U-turn in the less than 24 hours, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has now allowed the media to enter the Golden Temple on Monday to cover the 32nd anniversary of Operation Bluestar.
On Saturday, it had barred the media from the holiest Sikh shrine. Huge criticism left it with no option but to revoke the decision and let police and the district administration know about it.
In a statement issue on Saturday here, it said the SGPC had ordered the media embargo because it feared that images and reports from inside the shrine might hurt Sikh sentiments. In the ban orders, SGPC chief secretary Harcharan Singh had written that ‘sangat’ (Sikh public) in big numbers was expected at the shrine on June 6 and reporters, photographers and television crews might provoke them.