Clashes broke out in the premises of Golden temple, Amritser on Friday between members of Shiromani Akali Dal and Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), injuring at least 12 people. According to reports some media persons were also assaulted and the cameras were broken during the clashes.
Violence erupted in
Golden temple after various groups protested Shiromani Akali Dal
(Amritsar) leader Simranjit Singh Mann's attempt to deliver a speech
from the rostrum of Akal Takht. The clashes followed after the
altercation, which reportedly happened during the ceremony which was
marked to organize the anniversary of operation blue star.
Several people were
injured in violent clashes inside the Golden Temple while the Sikh
community was observing the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar on
This was three decades
post operation Blue Star, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs, Golden
Temple was again marked by violence. The shops and the markets in
Amritsar have been closed subsequent to the clashes during the
observance of Operation Blue Star anniversary.