Canada Vich Punjabi | Sikh Reference Library-Traditional Sikh scriptures were burnt and looted by the Indian Army | Must Share


Traditional Sikh scriptures were burnt and looted by the Indian army during Operation Bluestar. Eyewitnesses had exposed the looting of Holy Sikh Scriptures by the Indian army during the attack. The SGPC had made several efforts in the past to get back the removed Sikh scriptures from the government but none of their efforts bore fruit.

The Sikh Reference Library was a repository of over 1,500 rare manuscripts located in Sri Harmandir Sahib at Amritsar, Punjab which was destroyed during Operation Blue Star.In 1984, the library’s contents were confiscated by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the empty building allegedly burned to the ground by the Indian Army.In recent years the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has attempted to recover the looted material but has not yet recovered substantial materials.To date, the status of library manuscripts and artifacts is unclear; the vast majority remain in the hands of the government, a few office files and passports were returned, and as many as 117 items were destroyed for being “seditious” materials.
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