Bhindranwale’s portrait installed at Golden Temple museum

November 30th, 2007 - 9:14 pm ICT by admin  

Amritsar, Nov 30 (ANI): A portrait of slain rebel Sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale has been installed at a Sikh museum in the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar.
Bhindranwale was one of the main architects of militancy in Punjab and was killed during Operation Bluestar on June 6, 1984.
“Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (apex Sikh religious body) has installed the portrait of a great Sikh leader. I want to congratulate the whole community. And thank Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee, its members and especially SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar,” said Harnam Singh Dooma, a Sikh priest.
To commemorate the occasion, a robe of honours “sarpao” was given to Isher Singh, the son of Bhindranwale by Joginder Singh Vedanti, Akal Takhat Jathedar.
Bhindranwale’s son called his father a martyr, and brushed aside controversies regarding installation of his portrait.
“Those who are creating controversy don’t understand what is right or wrong. He rightly deserves such an honour. He sacrificed himself for community and for the Sikh religion,” said Isher Singh.
In 2003, the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee had declared Bhindranwale a “martyr”. (ANI)

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