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There is still another aspect of the Operation Bluestar whether this Operation can be sustained on legal grounds, if not, whether those who were interested in their place of worship, had the right to defend it against an attack.
On the morning or June 1, the briefing hall of Headquarters 2 Corps of Indian Army was brimming with excitement. The western army commander Lt-General K. Sunderji and his chief of staff Lt-General Ranjit Singh Dayal were briefing a stunned audience of brass hats on the Operation Bluestar plan. It is known that the operation was subdivided along two specific co-ordinates.
“I have many unpalatable truths to tell. Bear with me till I have finished; thereafter you will be more then welcome to refute them if you can. Although I a only a nominated Member of this House, I make bold to assert that I speak on behalf of 14 million of your fellow citizens known as Sikhs. I go further: what you have heard, and may hear from other Sikh members of the Ruling Congress party does not echo the sentiment of the community.
There were other victims of Operation Bluestar little children, some only two years old, who got rounded up when the army swept through the Punjab countryside throwing over 18,000 suspected terrorists into jail. Since then, 39 children have been languishing in two Ludhiana jails.
This period witnessed the Asian Games, the Operation Bluestar and the Third Holocaust in the Sikh history.
Widespread Sikh demands for an independent state rather than just greater autonomy under a reformed federalist India are a relatively new phenomenon. The actions of the central state have been key to the shift from communal self-awareness and religious revival, to linguistic ethnonationalism, to secessionism.