Amritsar: Azadi march of Dal Khalsa today; Tomorrow marks the anniversary of Operation Blue Star


There is an atmosphere of tension in Amritsar district of Punjab. The police have a tight guard. The whole city has turned into a cantonment. Tomorrow is the anniversary of Operation Blue Star and today, on Sunday, 5th June, Dal Khalsa has announced to take out Azadi March. After the violent incident in Patiala, there is a possibility of clash between Sikh-Hindu organizations and Shiv Sena in Amritsar. Police have been asked to be on high alert for Saturday-Monday.

Police force has been deployed in every corner of Amritsar city since Friday evening. Amritsar bandh has been announced on 6th June, due to which the entire city has been converted into a cantonment. Apart from the police, paramilitary forces are also deployed. The police have put up blockades on every road leading to the Golden Temple and vehicles of any kind are prohibited from going towards the Golden Temple. Only the vehicles of the officials of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee are allowed to go towards the Golden Temple. Apart from this, every visitor is being checked.


While Dal Khalsa has announced Azadi March and Amritsar Bandh, the police force is continuously taking out flag marches to give a message of peace in the city. On Saturday also, flag marches were taken out in different parts of the city with paramilitary forces. There are police and paramilitary forces stationed at every square intersection. There are no orders for anyone to carry weapons. Every vehicle, every person is being checked.