SGPC observes death anniversary of Indira Gandhi’s assassin Beant SinghUpdated: Oct 31, 2019, 23:23 IST
Shiromani gurdwara parbandhak committee (SGPC), on Thursday, observed the 35th death anniversary of Beant Singh, one of the two assassins of former PM Indira Gandhi.
An akhand path, bhog, kitran and ardas were performed by the SGPC and sangat, at Jhanda Bunga Sahib gurdwara in the Golden Temple complex in a tribute to Beant Singh. On this occasion, Giani Balwinder Singh, SGPC’s chief secretary Dr Roop Singh and member of SGPC’s Dharam Prachar Committee Bhai Ajayab Singh also honoured the Beant’s family with a siropas (robes of honour). They also felicitated Indira Gandhi’s other assassin Sukhwinder Singh.
Beant Singh along with Satwant Singh had gunned down Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, to avenge Operation Bluestar by the Indian Army to flush out armed terrorists from the Golden Temple complex. After the incident, Beant was shot while Satwant sustained serious injuries. Satwant, along with another co-conspirator Kehar Singh, was hanged to death on January 6.
Meanwhile, Congress leaders and workers observed the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi in Amritsar. They also condemned the SGPC’s step to remember the ‘killers’ of the former prime minister.