In a first, portraits of Sikh war heroes put up at Golden Temple museum

By | October 31, 2017

| Amritsar |
Revealed:November 1, 2017 1:42 am

Golden Temple Amritsar, Sikh war heroes golden temple, golden temple museum, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale,  1984 Operation Blue Star, Akal Takht, Punjab news, indian express news At Central Sikh Museum, Golden Temple, in Amritsar Tuesday. (Specific Photograph by Rana Simranjit Singh)

In a primary, the SGPC put in portraits of Military battle heroes, late Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh, Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Arora, and Marshal of Indian Air Power Arjan Singh, on the Central Sikh Museum in Golden Temple on Tuesday. Similar museum additionally shows the image of many Sikh militants, who fought in opposition to the Indian state and the Military, together with that of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. It’s for the primary time that battle heroes from Sikh neighborhood have discovered a spot within the Central Sikh Museum. All three males performed essential roles within the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, which befell earlier than the 1984 Operation Blue Star.

Apparently, hours earlier than the formal set up of those footage the museum, one other operate was held at Akal Takht on Tuesday morning to recollect Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, who assassinated former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi after Operation Blue Star. Kin and sympathisers of each assassins have been honoured by head Granthi of Golden Temple Giani Jagtar Singh, who was additionally current throughout operate at Sikh Central Museum later within the day. SGPC had lately allowed Damdami Taksal to assemble a gallery to put in footage of thoes Sikh militants and devotees within the premises of Golden Temple, who have been killed in Operation Blue Star.

SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar remained current in a small operate to put in the photographs together with kinfolk of battle heroes. Though it’s the first time when Military discovered point out within the Central Sikh Museum, contained in the Golden Temple premises there are a number of commemorative stones about troopers who fought in 1965, 1971 India-Pakistan wars and 1999 Kargil battle. Most of those have been put in by Sikh regiments of the Military, an outdated custom that has continued after Operation Blue Star.

Badungar stated, “Episode of 1984 can’t be in contrast with the wars of 1965 and 1971. Sikh Gurus weren’t in battle with Mughal emperors from first day. Guru Hargobind Sahib and Guru Gobind Singh requested Sikhs to combat with Mughals after they began committing atrocities on public.”

He added, “Sikhs have all the time fought in opposition to the atrocities. Indian Military was in several position in 1965 and 1971 wars in comparison with the position performed by it in 1984. All these Sikh officers, whose footage have been put in, performed key position in defeating Pakistan in these wars and proved that nobody can stand earlier than their Sikhi spirit to guard individuals.”

In response to Badungar: “Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was accountable for 1984 Operation Blue Star. Sant Bhindranwale defended the shrine from the Indian Military as per Sikhi spirit. So, there’s nothing fallacious in placing portraits of each, Bhindranwale and Military officers in a single museum…We’re very late in putting in footage of those heroes and these ought to had come up a lot earlier than.”

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