Photos: Indian Sikh protest on Operation Blue Star anniversary

Updated: Jun 06, 2017, 21:01
  • Photos: Indian Sikh protest on Operation Blue Star anniversary
    Indian Sikh activists from various radical Sikh organisations shout slogans in support of Sikh leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, and Khalistan -- the name for an envisioned independent Sikh state -- after prayers on the 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star at the Golden temple in Amritsar on June 6, 2017.
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  • Photos: Indian Sikh protest on Operation Blue Star anniversary
    The Indian military's 1984 assault on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, called Operation Blue Star, was aimed at flushing out militants holed up inside demanding an independent Sikh homeland. The struggle culminated in the deadly storming of the Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine.
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    Dal Khalsa Sikh organisation activists hold flags and placards. Pic/AFP
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    Dal Khalsa Sikh organisation. Pic/AFP
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    Indian Sikh activists from radical Sikh organisations shout slogans in support of Sikh leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Khalistan, the name for an envisioned independent Sikh state, after prayers on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of Operation Blue Star at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib at the Golden temple in Amritsar. Pic/AFP
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    Devotees pay respects on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of Operation Blue Star. Pic/AFP
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  • Photos: Indian Sikh protest on Operation Blue Star anniversary
    Sikh activists from radical Sikh organisations shout slogans in support of Sikh leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Khalistan, the name for an envisioned independent Sikh state. Pic/AFP
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  • Photos: Indian Sikh protest on Operation Blue Star anniversary
    The Indian military's 1984 assault on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, called Operation Blue Star, was aimed at flushing out militants holed up inside demanding an independent Sikh homeland. Pic/AFP
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  • Photos: Indian Sikh protest on Operation Blue Star anniversary
    The struggle culminated in the deadly storming of the Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine. Pic/AFP
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    Indian police detain Sikh activists who were distributing and wearing T-shirts depicting controversial Sikh leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, during a strike call. Pic/AFP
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    Indian police detain Sikh activists who were distributing and wearing T-shirts depicting controversial Sikh leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Pic/AFP
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    Indian Dal Khalsa Sikh organisation activists hold flags and placards during a protest march. Pic/AFP
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    Indian Sikh devotees pay respects on the eve of the 32nd anniversary of Operation Blue Star at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Pic/AFP
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    Indian Dal Khalsa Sikh organisation activists hold flags and placards during a protest march ahead of the 32nd anniversary of Operation Blue Star in Amritsar on June 3, 2016. Pic/AFP
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Indian Sikh activists from radical Sikh organisations shouted slogans in support of Sikh leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Khalistan. Here's a look at what happened on the 33nd anniversary of Operation Blue Star

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