Gurudwara refuses Ardas for Blue Star Army veteran

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  1. Sukerchakia

    Sukerchakia Regular Member

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    Gurudwara refuses to hold prayer service for Operation Blue Star veteran

    Panchkula, Chandigarh: A Gurudwara in Panchkula, Chandigarh, has refused to hold a prayer service in memory of Operation Blue Star veteran, Lt Gen (retd) RS Dyal, who died last year.

    Gen Dyal was chief of staff of the western command at the time of Operation Blue Star - an Indian military operation against Sikh separatists in 1984. The management of the Gurudwara refused to give permission to his family to hold a prayer ceremony, or a 'bhog', in his memory, on the grounds that he had taken part in the operation.

    Major SS Dhillon, Gen Dyal's friend of over 60 years, told NDTV, "He was not the only Sikh officer who participated in Operation Blue Star. In the army, one has to accept the orders of the government. Sikhism is very a broad-minded religion. He is no more; it is unfair to deny religious services in his memory."

    A 1965 Indo-Pak War hero, Gen Dyal is an awardee of the Maha Vir Chakra, the country's second highest war-time gallantry award. His family approached the Gurudwara last month to hold the prayer service; after they were denied permission, it was held at their residence.
     
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    Sukerchakia Regular Member

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    A little unfair and needless. Regardless of how SGPC sees Sikhs who participated in Op Blue Star, its shameful to deny a man a simple Ardas in the Gurudwara.

    In other news, the political chameleons like the Badals received another Panth Rattan award from SGPC.
     
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    Music to the Congress' ears!
     
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    he was an indian solider was doing his job, god is with his soul . He was greater tjen the religion. No one is greater then the nation
     
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