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It was a sad day when the army entered the Golden Temple: NN Vohra: The Tribune India

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 10

a new the book on Operation Blue Star by then Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar Ramesh Inder Singh was released on Saturday sparked a deep debate on the reasons behind Entry of the army into the Golden Temple on June 1, 1984 in Attempt to cleanse the shrine of activists.

Events Analysis former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra, whoas the Financial Commissioner (Homeland), Punjab, witnessed the tragedy times first Hand, warn today against troop deployment of Army for Called the Department of Homeland Security for All party Understanding on plans of a job should Things are going wrong in a certain place.

“I’ll say it out loud and clear: It is not the work of the army to ensure against internal disturbance. Once the army was brought to the Golden Temple, it was a sad day. The same wayIt was a sad day for army to share in civil affairs. Army, in Her own interest, she will ask for The special authorities of the armed forces operate as soldiers I can not fire civilians or raid civilian buildings unless they do so protection. Such laws, as we have seen in Northeast, it has consequences. Army role he is fight The foreign aggressor, “Vohra, the main guest at the launch party of ‘Turbulence in Punjab: Before and after the Blue Star, an inside story,” he said.

After the author traces the roots of Punjab problem to 10 unresolved demands of Akali Dal at that time, Vohra, who Oversaw state elections in 1985 and restoration of Democracy, he argued problems of The nature of Militancy arose in Punjab when “there was an unwillingness and indifference to understand issues that were primarily political and to assign them to the civil bureaucracy or the police.”

The former The governor of J&K said the disturbing issues related to minorities, tribes and disadvantaged classes required intelligent understanding of aspirations and how This could be met.

“Shortage of Deep and timely understanding of Political issues and their solution one of Our biggest failure in Punjab. When things go wrong wrongthere was a concession of the responsibility. Punjab police could not handle the situation, so the army was called in, Vohra said, recalling the tragic assassination of Then Jalandhar DIG AS Atwal who body Lie on the doorstep of The Golden Temple while the Amritsar Police Chief was waiting for Instructions from Chief Minister.

Going forwardThe former The governor resumed for good judgment and for Civil and police departments are allowed to operate without hindrances, interference or political pressure.

“Could you play All politics in The world But the relations between the center and the state in With regard to internal and external security can not be manipulated withNN Vohra warned, hoping that the book would do it trigger serious rethink on macro issues of judgment.

Singh, comment on The 600-page book, Tracing the Punjab problem Until 1982 when Parkash Singh Badal scored 10 demands for the position, including non-interference in sikh religious affairs and legislation of All India Gurdwara Act.

Singh said that despite 26 meetings between 1981 and 1984, these demands remained unresolved, arguing that Punjab problem Being a Khalistan problem It was a “misunderstood aspect”.

Quoting Analyze of The author said the killings were between 1978 and 1982 over 99 percent of Victims were Nirankaris, their sympathizers or those believed to be stalking them. “That was when Darbara Singh government It was excluded that Hindus started killing randomly. Then the movement drifted further,” Singh said.

The discussion was moderated by the institute for Development and Communication Pramod Kumar and speakers include conflict management expert Ajay Sahni.

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