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1984 Battle of Amritsar - June 7: Inside Perspectives

Tuesday
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7
June
2022

Many of the arrested Sikh devotees were brutally beaten and killed. Thousands of Sikhs from rural Panjab marched towards the Complex when they heard about the army's attack. They were fired upon from helicopters.

Many of the arrested Sikh devotees were brutally beaten and killed. Thousands of Sikhs from rural Panjab marched towards the Complex when they heard about the army's attack. They were fired upon from helicopters.

“[The army] took off their [Sikhs'] turbans with which they tied their hands behind their backs. Then the Army men beat these Sikh boys with the butts of their rifles until they fell on the ground and were shot dead right in front of me.”
- Oppression in Punjab: Citizens For Democracy Report (a teenage girl’s eyewitness account).

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