Pro-Khalistan supporters clash with police at Golden Temple

The Hush Post| 12:05pm| 1-min-read
An altercation between the pro-Khalistan supporters and the police saw brandishing of swords and tossing of turbans on Thursday at the Golden Temple complex. Violence erupted at a ceremony being held to mark the 35th anniversary of Operation Bluestar.
The radical elements raised pro-Khalistan and anti-India slogans.

Police personnel present inside the shrine complex in plain clothes controlled the situation from getting out of hand. However, ACP JS Walia and his team were seen with folded hands requesting the Sikh activists to maintain peace.

While raising secessionist slogans, they broke the police cordon and clashed with open swords.

How it all started?

Akal Takht acting Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh delivered the customary public address from the podium of the Akal Takht.
As he finished the address, authorities played kirtan on the speakers. The address supposed to be delivered by parallel Jathedar Dhyan Singh Mand got interrupted which resulted in tempers running high.
A clash ensued between radical Sikhs and the SGPC task force. The incident took place about 100 feet from the sanctum sanctorum. The Sikh activists tried to break the barricades that were fixed right in front of the Akal Takht.

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