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Ghallughara June 1984: Baljeet Singh Khalsa’s book comprising eyewitness accounts released

June 4, 2015 | By

Amritsar: Sikh author and editor of Punjabi monthly magazine “Vangaar”, S. Baljeet Singh Khalsa, has released his recent book titled ‘Ghallughara June 1984’. The book was released ahead of 31st anniversary of June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib by Indian Army.

Baljeet Singh Khalsa

Baljeet Singh Khalsa

S. Baljeet Singh told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that his book contains interviews of 13 eye witnesses of the Ghallughara including S. Simranjit Singh Maan, Bhai Mukhtiar Singh Mukhi, Bhai Joginder Singh Rode, Bhai Santokh Singh Rabji, Bhai Avtar Singh Varpal, Bhai Raj Singh Varpal, Bibi Pritam Kaur, Bhai Kartar Singh Bhathal Bhaike, Baba Ajit Singh Lohgarh, Baba Amarjit Singh Killa Hakima, Sharomani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) employee S. Chhota Singh.

Author maintained that Bhai Joginder Singh Rode interview unveils many hidden truths of pre and post June 1984 incidents.

‘In his interview published in my book Bhai Joginder Singh Rode, who was one of the victims of Manawala Kand and Saragarhi encounter, has washed out the illusions planted by the state. He also exposed that how the government diverted gunpoint of militants to their own ones’, he added.

The 304 pages book constitutes four sections having two introductory articles.

The first section named ‘ਜਰਨੈਲਾਂ ਦਾ ਜਰਨੈਲ’ (General of the Generals) portrays the divine personality of great Sikh of 20th century Sant Baba Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale with historical diary notes of Shaheed Bhai Rashpal Singh PA.

Ghallughara June 1984 Book by S. Baljeet Singh Khalsa

Ghallughara June 1984 Book by S. Baljeet Singh Khalsa

The second section named ‘ਘੱਲੂਘਾਰਾ’ (Ghallughara) elaborates inside scenario of Sri Harmandir Sahib Complex during the deadly attack by Indian army in detail. It contains 20 chapters about the June 1984 episode.

The third and fourth section throws light on the challenges being faced by young Sikh generation, in context of June 1984 episode.

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