London: Lieutenant General Kuldeep Singh Brar, who led Operation Bluestar against the Sikh community and invaded the Golden Temple in 1984, has been stabbed and injured in London.
The Indian High Commission has confirmed that three men assaulted General Brar, 78, outside his hotel and stabbed him with a knife. He is in critical condition in a local hospital after surgery. General Brar’s wife was with him; she was pushed to the ground but was not injured.
The retired army officer who led the attack on Sikhism’s holiest shrine usually stays in a high-security compound in the cantonment area in Mumbai.
In June 5, 1984, troops entered the Harmandir Sahib Complex (mistakenly known as the Golden Temple) in Amritsar to carry out a well organised operation which included mass action on Sikh Gurdwara’s through out Punjab against Sikh community. Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale demanded equal rights for Sikhs and Punjab state which was causing Indian Government much embarrassment at the time. General Brar’s troops were successful at killing thousands of Men, Women and Children as they unleashed terror in state of Punjab.