History’s Dark Chapter
- 2007 Dal Khalsa publishes directory of Sikhs killed in army action
- 2012 SC upholds death sentence to Rajoana, whose sister (above) accepts the zinda shaheed title conferred by Jathedar Gurbachan Singh
- 2012 Akali Dal wins assembly poll
- 2012 Work on Bluestar memorial begins
Memories of a bloody past often colour the future. Last week, an angry opposition forced the Punjab assembly to adjourn several times, as it accused the ruling Akali Dal of jeopardising a hard-won peace by glorifying a violent past. Some 250 kilometres away in Amritsar, Baba Harnam Singh Dhuma of the Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal—once headed by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale—posed for...