Radical sikh organisation Dal Khalsa, which took out a peaceful march in Amritsar on Thursday on the 29th anniversary of the Operation Blue Star, demanded the SAD-BJP Government to release the list of all those killed during the Army operation.
Dal Khalsa president Harcharanjit Singh Dhami, who led the march, said that the law and order being the state subject, the state government must have this list. ‘’In case the list is not with the state government or it can take refuse in this argument, we would like to know whether any Akali Dal government has sent any formal communication to the government at the Centre demanding the list,’’ he said.
He said that the people have a right to know the names of these who were killed by the Army during the operation. ‘’We still have agony and anguish against the tyranny of the Indian state and the role of the Congress party in particular.’’
Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said the march aimed to reiterate the cause for thousands of Sikhs who laid down their lives in 1984 while defending the attack on their faith. Twenty-nine years have passed they died and many had suffered long imprisonments as a result of the operation, he said. However, the issues faced by the Sikhs have not been solved till date.