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All India Sikh Students Federation denounces Operation Bluestar

punjab Updated: Jun 06, 2017 12:29 IST
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Sikh activists also raised slogans at Akal Takht Sahib, Golden Temple, in Amritsar on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

The All India Sikh Students Federation on Tuesday carried out a march in the wake of 33rd anniversary of Operation Bluestar.

Students took to the streets and denounced the operation, which three decades ago caused major unrest in Punjab.

Students also carried placards reading “Never forget 6 June 1984.”

Tight security arrangements have been made in several parts of Punjab, including Amritsar in wake of the anniversary.

As many as 15 companies of paramilitary forces, including the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Rapid Action Force (RAF) were deployed in different parts of the state after several radical outfits announced that they would observe the anniversary of the military operation.

Operation Bluestar refers to the operation mounted by the Indian Army on June 3, 1984 to flush out Sikh extremists holed up within the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

First Published: Jun 06, 2017 11:58 IST