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Sikh militancy returning to India’s Punjab

1984 in Operation Blue Star. His is a militant posture and he is committed to fighting Indian forces, come what may. He has threatened Home Minister Amit Shah that his fate wouldn’t be different from Indira Gandhi’s. She was killed by her two Sikh bodyguards in 1984, triggering a series of organised pogroms against Sikhs.
Amritpal Singh’s raid on a police station in the outskirts of Amritsar has revived the memory of a 1980s insurgency. A manhunt was launched against Amritpal and his fighters throughout the Punjab state. A total of his 112 persons have been detained, but he is not thought to be among them. In line with its cruelty-laden methodology in Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir New Delhi shut mobile internet in the whole of Punjab.
It is important to note that the raid of Amritpal on the police station in India has coincided with an act of vandalism inside India’s High Commission in London committed by his supporters.
Though the British government has regretted the attack on India’s High Commission, it hasn’t agreed to New Delhi’s demand for the arrest of attackers. The question how the latest wave for Sikh nationalism will play out has no easy answer, to say the least. But what is increasingly clear and obvious is that their struggle is not going to die down in the foreseeable future.

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