November 15, 2011 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar (November 15, 2011): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani continued to face angry protests on the third day of his Jan Chetna Yatra in Punjab for his comments in support of ‘Operation Blue Star’ in his book “My Country My Life”, when activists from different Akali factions and radical organisations raised slogans as he visited the Darbar Sahib, commonly called the Golden Temple of Amritsar on Tuesday.
“The heavy deployment of civilian clothes-clad security personnel within the “parkarma” (path for circumambulation) notwithstanding, protesters vented their anger against Mr. Advani, who was accompanied by his wife Kamala and daughter Pratibha, for his controversial comments in support of “Operation Blue Star” in his book,My Country My Life”, The Hindu report adds.
Media report adds that some activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Mann led by their president Simranjit Singh Mann raised slogans against Mr. Advani and in favor of independent and Sovereign Sikh State called Khalistan at various places in parkarma, near the Akal Takht and outside the complex.
SGPC, which is controlled by SAD (Badal) presented robe of honor to Advani. This move was sharply criticized by various Sikh organization.
It is further reported that LK Advani avoided any comment on queries posed by reporters on his claims and views about attack on Darbar Sahib. Similarly SGPC officials also remained tight lipped.
SAD (Badal) or Badal Dal has totally aligned with Hindutva forces and the Indian state against Sikh cause.
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