Uncontrollable and vicious riots have taken place between two Sikh groups inside the premises of Golden Temple; the holiest place for Sikh. This uncalled for incident took place on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. 12 people have been injured including a child, in a clash that started due to the volunteers of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and radical Sikh activists. One small action led to such a big agitation resulting violent with weapons like swords, sticks, kirpans etc.
The events took place as one of Mann’s supporters tried to snatch the microphone from Jathedar of Akal Thakt, Giani Gurbachan Singh, in protest. The Akal Takht is one of the five seats of power of the Sikh religion. It is located in the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) complex. The situation seems to be out of control and quite intense with many shops downing shutters, people were seen running to save their life.
So what exactly was Operation Blue Star? It was an Indian military operation which took place between 3rd – 8th June in 1984 with special orders of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to grab a control over the Harmandir Sahib Complex in Amritsar and remove Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers from the complex buildings. During this operation many innocenet Sikhs lost there life and Operation Bluestar is regarded as historical event of great massacre.