Attack on Lt Gen Brar shows revival of Khalisthan Extremists?
TNI Bureau: Lt General (Retd) KS Brar, who led the Operation Blue Star at the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984, was attacked and injured in London. The 78-year-old Brar, a Z-category protectee, was stabbed by four men outside a hotel in London. He is suffered a knife wound in the neck and recovering well after receiving medical treatment in time.
Meanwhile, the Scotland Yard said that investigations were on but no arrests have been made so far.
“This was a pure assassination attempt on me. Even on Internet there are so many threats being sent to me to say that there have been many attempts on your life but they have not succeeded, but the next one will succeed. They have been after me.” Brar said. He is convinced that it was an attempt to assassinate him by “pro- khalistan elements” for his role in the 1984 “Operation Bluestar.”
Operation Bluestar was an Indian Military operation 0n 3-6 June 1984 to suppress Sikh separatists led by Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale from the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The separatists were accused of armed uprising and demanding a separate state for Sikhs called Khalistan in India.
Gen Brar is a decorated soldier who saw action in the 1971 war with Pakistan. He was among the first to enter Dhaka to force the Pakistani army into surrender.
This violent attack to Brar is believed to be the revival of the Khalistan extremists.