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UK links to June 1984 attack: Sikh bodies to hold Silent Rally outside British High Commission in New York on Feb 3

New York, United States (January 20, 2014): In wake of recent disclosures unearthed by declassification of top secret British documents about Indian government seeking help of Special Air Service (SAS) of the UK in planning deadly armed attack by Indian Army on Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) in June 1984, US based Sikh groups have announced to hold a "Silence Rally" outside the British high commissioners' office in New York on February 3, to demand the British Parliament to immediately pass a "resolution that the action of PM Thatcher of colluding with Indira Gandhi to attack the holiest Sikh shrine was a grave blunder".

Sikh bodies held protest outside British High Commission in New Delhi; Demand apology for UK links to June 1984 attack

New Delhi, India (January 19, 2014): It is learnt that members of certain Sikh bodies held a demonstration outside the British High Commission in New Delhi on January 17. The demonstration was held in wake of recent disclosure of British involvement in June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib (Amritsar).

June 1984 disclosures – Simranjit Singh Mann declares to move to International Criminal Court (ICC) against UK

Chandigarh/ Punjab (January 19, 2014): As per certain media reports Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann said (on Jan. 18) the revelation that the British Government under then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had lent support in the June 1984 attack on variosu Sikh Gurdwaras including Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) has hurt the Sikhs.

Glasgow Sikhs want UK to disclose all documents related to June 1984 attack

Glasgow (January 18, 2014): Sikhs of Glasgow have called for justice for the thousands of innocent Sikhs massacres in June 1984 by Indian army during an armed invasion to Sikh Gurdwaras including Darbar Sahib (also known as the Golden Temple) Amritsar. UK's links with this deadly attack have recently emerged through some top secret documents declassified recently.

UK: Wolverhampton MP calls for full disclosure of documents related to June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib Amritsar

London, United Kingdom (January 17, 2013): A Wolverhampton MP has pressed David Cameron to order full disclosure of all UK Government information relating to any UK involvement in Operation Blue Star to storm the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984.

The truth behind the Amritsar massacre: by Dabinderjit Singh (Sikh Federation UK)

Code-named Operation Bluestar began on June 1st 1984. Up to 150,000 Indian army troops were sent to the northern Indian state of Punjab, the Sikh homeland, equipped with helicopter gunships and tanks.

British “commercial interests” in India were “very substantial” – said post June 22, 1984 briefing by 10 Downing Street

London, United Kingdom (January 16, 2014): According to The Guardian, then British PM Margaret Thatcher gave her Indian counterpart Indira Gandhi Britain's full support in the immediate aftermath of the June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib. The Guardian has reported seen further private correspondence of British officials in this regard.

David Cameron answers questions on British involvement in planning of June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib by Indian Army

London, United Kingdom (January 15, 2014): In the British House Of Commons today, Prime Minister David Cameron was asked two questions on the 1984 Sikh Genocide with reference to the possible British involvement as seen via the released documents under the 30-year rule.

Letter to UK Foreign secretary William Hague by MP Tom Watson on recent disclosures of British link to June 1984 attack

If the documents are authentic, it shows that Britain secretly provided planning advice to India’s military in the build up to the raid on the Golden Temple, Amritsar in 1984. Please confirm whether the enclosed documents are indeed official government records.

David Cameron (L) - Margaret Thatcher (R)

Sikhs in Leicestershire react with shock over evidence of UK’s link to June 1984 attack

Leicestershire, UK (January 15, 2014): Recent disclosure of British involvement in planning of armed attack on Sikh holy place Darbar Sahib by Indian army has left many in shock and anger. According to local media reports “Sikhs in Leicestershire reacted with shock and anger today after evidence emerged that the British Government colluded in the notorious massacre at the Golden Temple of Amritsar 30 years ago”.

MI-5 officials had visited Darbar Sahib before 1984 attack on request of Indira Gandhi’s adviser R N Kao

Amritsar, Punjab (January 15, 2014): It is learnt that former R&AW officer B Raman who headed the so-called Sikh Extremists’ Division has also revealed in his book that officers of the British Security Service (MI-5) visited the Darbar Sahib, Amritsar (Golden Temple) to assess the ground situation before giving their advice to then Indian PM Indira Gandhi.

World Sikh Organization Calls for Inquiry Into British Role in June 1984 Amritsar Attack

Ottawa (January 14, 2014): The Sikh community across the world has been shocked by reports that the British government under then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ...

India seeks information from UK Govt. on UK’s help in planning of Indian army’s June 1984 attack on Sikhs

New Delhi, India (January 15, 2014): According to certain media reports India has sought information from Britain regarding reports that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government had helped Indira Gandhi and the Indian state in plan of June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib to crush Sikh political dissent in Punjab.

UK role in June 1984 invasion – “Condemn PM Thatcher’s Decision to Assist Indira Gandhi” – Sikh Groups demand “Resolution” in British Parliament

New York, USA (January 15, 2014): With the information going public that Special Air Service (SAS) of United Kingdom was involved in planning the invasion of Golden Temple in 1984, “Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ) an international human rights group with the support of Sikh groups across World announced that British Parliament should immediately pass a “Resolution that action of PM Thatcher of colluding with Indira Gandhi to attack the holiest Sikh shrine was wrong”.

British link with June 1984 attack – Sikh body writes to PM Cameron; Expresses shock – demands clear statement

Amritsar, Punjab (January 15, 2014): It is learnt that a Sikh body, Dal Khalsa, has written a letter to Mr. David Cameron, Prime Minister of United Kingdom to express its pain, concern and anguish over the startling revelations as to how the then UK government under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher helped Indian government to attack Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs at Amritsar in June 1984.

Call for independent parliamentary investigation into damning evidence of British collusion in 1984 attack on Sikhs

London, United Kingdom (January 14, 2014): The ground-breaking disclosure of top secret UK governments by the 1984 Genocide Coalition and Kesri Lehar (UK) on Sunday 12th January 2014, has generated a typhoon of pressure on the UK Government to explain its role in the 1984 military onslaught on Punjab.

As 30th anniversary of 1984 Sikh genocide approaches British Sikhs demand answers from UK govt.

London, United Kingdom (January 14, 2014): The Sikh Federation (UK) is demanding answers from the UK Government on its direct involvement in the Indian army assault on the Darbar Sahib Complex (often referred to as the Golden Temple Complex) in Amritsar in June 1984.

30 Years of Confusing path – British involvement in June 1984 assault

We all have perspectives and we all have motives, that’s just the way it is. The recently released information in regards to British Government involvement in planning the June 1984 assault on Darbar Sahib is providing the Sikh community with an abundance of both.

UK PM David Cameron orders probe into British links to June 1984 attack on Darbar Sahib

London, UK (January 14, 2014): According to media report the British Prime Minister David Cameron has directed his cabinet secretary to probe and establish the facts behind claims that Margaret Thatcher's government had helped India plan June 1984 armed attack on Darbar Sahib.

Did Britain help India plan the raid on the Darbar Sahib? asks Tom Watson MP

I’ve only seen the documents this morning and am told there are others that have been withheld. This is not good enough. It is not unreasonable to ask for an explanation about the extent of British military collusion with the government of Indira Gandhi.

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