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June 1984 Memorial

Kar Sewa For Shaheedi Gallery Begins, May Figure Portraits Of The Sangat Killed By Indian Army

The Damdami Takhsal has its boots up to start up with the 'Kar Sewa'  (voluntary service) for  setting up a Shaheedi (martyrs) gallery at the June 1984 Indian army's

Shaheed Gallery with Photos of June ’84 Martyrs to be setup in basement of Ghallughara Memorial: SGPC

SGPC has announced to set up Shaheed Gallery dedicated to the martyrs of Ghallughara 1984, who laid their lives defending the Darbar Sahib and Akal Takht Sahib during Indian Army attack in June 1984.

Sukbir Badal visits memorial of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, other martyrs of June 1984

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal yesterday visited the martyrs memorial dedicated to Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and other Sikh warriors who had laid their lives and attained martyrdom while defending Darbar Sahib during Indian army attack in June 1984.

Sikh Youth of Punjab leaders addressing media

Calling SGPC head a liar: Either Badal should tender apology or Makkar should quit: Sikh Youth of Punjab

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (February 15, 2014): Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) has asked the Jathedar Avtar Singh to resign from the headship of SGPC in order to uphold the honour the exalted office.

Sikh body, Dal Khalsa, submits memo to Jathedar Akal Takht on memorial issue

Amritsar, Punjab (May 15, 2013): The Dal Khalsa has submitted a memorandum requesting Jathedar Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh to resolve the memorial row keeping collective will of the community and historical traditions in mind in the meeting of the high priests.

Don’t remove martyr’s names from the Saka June 1984 memorial: SYA to Badal Dal

New York, United States (May 07, 2013): In a written statement the Sikh Youth of America has urged Badal Dal and SGPC to restrain for removing the name of Sikh martyr Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale from the Gurdwara Yaadgaar Shaheedan - or the Saka June 1984 memorial.

Dal Khalsa appeals to Akal Takht to convene Sikh conclave on memorial row

Amritsar, Punjab (May 7, 2013): The Dal Khalsa has asked the Akal Takht and other 4 Takht Jathedars' to convene Sikh Conclave to thwart the proposed move by the Punjab Government to remove the inscription listing Sikh Nationalist leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s name from the “Yadgar” memorial erected in memory of those killed during army attack codenamed Operation Bluestar.

Diaspora Sikh bodies & Gurudwara Committees warn against removal of martyrs’ names from Saka June 1984 Memorial

London, United Kingdom (May 07, 2013): According to information shared by Bhai Dabinderjit Singh of Sikh Federation UK, a meeting of various UK Sikh bodies and Gurudwara Committees was held on May 05, 2013 to discuss the issue of opposition to the naming of Saka June 1984 memorial after the name of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and other martyrs of June 1984.

Sant Samaj & Damdami Taksal (Chowk Mehta) submitted memorandum to Akal Takhat Jathedar on memorial issue

Amritsar, Punjab (May 06, 2013): The Sant Samaj, led by Damdami Taksal (Chowk Mehta) chief Baba Harman Singh, organized a march from headquarters of Damdami Taksal to Sri Akal Takhat Sahib and submitted a memorandum to the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib.

Resolution Number 1474 by SGPC regarding building a memorial for Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and other martyrs of June 1984

A copy of SGPC resolution that mentions that June 1984 memorial shall be for Sant Bhindranwale & other martyrs

A copy of resolution number 1474 adopted by Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee on May 03, 2012.

Memorial for Sant Bhindranwale & other Martyrs of June 1984 – SGPC resolution belies Makkar’s claim: Dal Khalsa

Amritsar, Punjab (April 29, 2013): Justifying the martyr’s memorial build in Darbar Sahib Complex after the name of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale and other martyrs of 1984 army assault code named Operation Blue Star, the Dal Khalsa said Baba Harnam Singh implemented the resolution of the SGPC adopted on May 3, 2012.

Memorial for Sikh martyrs of Saka June 1984 – Gurdwara Yaadgaar Shaheedan inaugurated

Amritsar, Punjab (April 27, 2013): In brief but historic ceremony held at Sri Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) Complex, the Martyr's memorial for Saka June 1984 was inaugurated. This ceremony was attended by various Sikh political, social and religious leaders besides the Sikh sangat in large numbers.

Sikh memorial for Saka June 1984 to be inaugurated on April 27

Amritsar, Punjab (April 26, 2013): As per information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the construction of Saka June 1984 memorial is over and a function shall be held on April 27, 2013 to inaugurate the memorial.

June 1984 Sikh memorial nearing completion

Amritsar/ Ludhiana, Punjab (March 25, 2013): According to recent report published by “The Telegraph” (Calcutta, India) – the June 1984 Sikh memorial in the Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) complex is nearing completion. The construction is likely to be completed next month.

Darbar Sahib Complex and Shaheedi Memorials

Memorial Issue: Desist from adding fuel to fire – Dal Khalsa to Indian State

Amritsar/Punjab (October 13, 2012): Dal Khalsa has taken exception to the Central government’s proposed move to invoke Religious Institutions (Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1988, to stop the construction work on memorial being raised in memory of Sikh martyrs of June 1984 attack.

Darbar Sahib Complex and Shaheedi Memorials

Captain Amrinder’s lies on Memorial Issue – & True facts about Darbar Sahib complex & Sikh memorials

Amritsar/Ludhiana (July 06, 2012): Congress leader and former Punjab chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh in his another misleading statement has opposed Sikh memorial for Saka Darbar Sahib (June 1984), when Indian army invaded the sacred complex of Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar. [...] Capitan Amrinder Singh's claims and opposition regarding place and form of memorial is unfounded. Either He is totally ignorant of Sikh history or he is deliberately lying to show his loyalty to Delhi. [...]

Dal Khalsa lashes out at Kuldip Nayar for his biased and bigotry thinking

Amritsar (June 30, 2012): Lashing out at veteran commentator Kuldip Nayar for leveling wild allegations against the Sikh institutions and leadership, the Dal Khalsa termed it nothing but a bundle of insinuations and innuendo resting on the biased, bigotry thinking of the Punjabi lobby in Delhi.

Opposition to Sikh Memorial: Communal hindutava mindset of Kuldip Nayar gets exposed

Mr. Kuldip Nayar often described as a veteran journalist, recently wrote a highly misleading article in The Tribune, It was used by the opposition in the Punjab Legislative Assembly to articulate the point of view of the permanent cultural majority. The article that follows is in response to it. Immediately reproduced below it in italics, is the original article written by Kuldip Nayar. It will give the reader an idea of the lies being spread even now 28 years after the event when all aspects of the infamous attack are well known.

Hindutva party opposes Sikh memorial for June 1984

Amritsar, Punjab (May 21, 2012): Bhartiya Janta Party, BJP, known for it's Hindutva ideology has opposed the Sikh memorial for June 1984. It is notable that in June 1984 Indian army attacked Sri Darbar Sahib, commonly known as Golden Temple of Amritsar. Thousands of civilian Sikh pilgrims were killed by Indian forces and Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, eternal seat of Sikh sovereignty was targeted with tanks, bombs and rockets and was badly damaged.

Karseva of June 1984 memorial begin at Darbar Sahib complex

Amritsar, Punjab (May 20, 2012): The karsewa began today at Sri Darbar Sahib complex in Amritsar in memory of martyrs of Armed attack on Darbar Sahib in June 1984. The Indian Army's attack was code named as "Operation Bluestar" in 1984. Thousads of civilian Sikh were killed during this attack.

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