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  • Britain 'backstabbed' Sikhs by advising India on 1984 Golden Temple raid

    01/14/2014 3:47:01 PM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/14/2014 | Georgia Graham, and Dean Nelson
    Britain's involvement in the massacre of hundreds of Sikh separatists in an Indian temple in 1984 will be urgently investigated, David Cameron has ordered. Previously secret documents released by the Government have shown that a SAS officer was drafted in to help the Indian authorities with plans to remove dissident Sikhs from the Golden Temple at Amritsar, Sikhism's holiest shrine. The plan was ordered with the full knowledge of then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher the documents say. Hundreds of Sikhs were killed in the attack. Yesterday Sikh leaders said the revelations amounted to the British Government ‘backstabbing” and have called...
  • US drops Amritsar from Obama itinerary over headgear worries

    10/19/2010 8:03:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Times of India ^ | 20 October 2010 | Times of India, New Delhi, India
    NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama will not visit Amritsar during his stay in India next month. While there was no official confirmation from the government, sources said the proposal to visit Amritsar had been dropped owing to reservations of US officials over the kind of scarf Obama would have to wear to visit the Golden Temple. The decision was yet to be communicated to the government till late on Tuesday. However, sources said Obama, who will arrive in Mumbai on November 6, will directly come to Delhi now after a day's stay in the country's commercial capital. Earlier, he...
  • Obama to Skip Sikh Shrine on Visit to India

    10/19/2010 10:28:15 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    NYT ^ | 19 Oct 2010 | Lydia Polgreen
    NEW DELHI — The Golden Temple, a sprawling and serene complex of gleaming gold and polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. Revered by Indians of all faiths, it is a cherished emblem of India’s religious diversity. So it was no surprise when the gold-plated marvel was touted as the likely third stop on President Obama’s visit to India, scheduled for early November. But the United States has ruled out a Golden Temple visit, according to an American official involved in planning. Temple officials said that American advance...