Cong compromised nation's sovereignty: SAD
Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday lambasted the Congress party for its nefarious designs against the Sikh community and said that the exposure of top secret British documents has exposed the actual conspiracy behind operation Bluestar. Cameron orders probe into SAS-Op Bluestar link| Sikhs diaspora outraged over alleged UK help to India during Op Blustar| | Op Bluestar will be taken up with UK counterparts: MEA | What Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher shared| Op Bluestar: Sikh leaders want apology from UK, Indian govts|I doubt Thatcher played a role in Operation Bluestar: Mark Tully |Bluestar commander trashes talk of UK helpUpdated: Jan 14, 2014 21:54 IST
Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday lambasted the Congress party for its nefarious designs against the Sikh community and said that the exposure of top secret British documents has exposed the actual conspiracy behind operation Bluestar.
In a strong worded statement released from the party head office here on Tuesday, the SAD secretary and spokesman Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said that the media reports have unearthed a major conspiracy of the Congress party which even went to the extent of compromising the national sovereignty for political gains.
"It is shocking to see that to solve an issue of internal security of Punjab, the then Congress leader Indira Gandhi took the services of British forces. It amounts to distrust on the Indian forces as well as a compromise on the sovereignty of a democratic country," pointed SAD spokesman.
Dr Cheema further said that Congress-led Union government must come clean on the unknown compulsions under which it had to take the help of forces from such a country against whom the Nation had fought a battle of freedom for more than 200 years.
SAD leader said that from the documents it has become clear that Congress government had made up its mind on operation Bluestar as early as February in 1984 but it lingered on the action only to create circumstances to justify it.
He said that thousands of pilgrims were killed in the operation which has now proved to be a conspiracy against the Sikhs.
Dr Cheema also said that the only justification of colluding with British forces could be that they had the expertise to kill thousands of freedom fighters in 1919 in a massacre at Jallianwala Bagh. It is a historical fact that thousands of freedom fighters - majority of Sikhs had sacrificed their lives to attain the goal of freedom but it is shameful that only after 37 years of Independence the Congress led Union government conspired with the same British forces for an attack on its own nationals.
Asking the Congress led UPA govt to come clean on the issue, the SAD spokesman said that it should make public all the relevant documents related to the operation and must tell the nation the 'truth' behind the action whose wounds are still fresh in the minds of the Sikh community.
First Published: Jan 14, 2014 17:40 IST