No Sikh reference books with us: Antony

The Ministry of Defence has closed the chapter of the rare books of Sikh Reference Library of the Golden Temple taken away by the Army after Operation Blue Star in 1984, saying that the Army had returned the entire material to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

A historical analysis of the combined recensions of the Guru Granth Sahib and the Sri Dasam Granth.

The banis (compositions) of the Guru Granth Sahib and the Sri Dasam Granth have played an important part in Sikh ceremonies and the development of the Khalsa. The use of these compositions in Sikh rituals and the Khalsa ceremonies has come down from the Gurus themselves.

Committee formed for Recovery of the Sikh Reference Library material

During Indian Army attack (codenamed Operation Blue Star), on the Darbar Sahib and Akal Takht (Amritsar) in June 1984, the cultural, historical and religious heritage of the Sikhs was destroyed intentionally. The Sikh Reference Library in the Golden Temple complex was also attacked, looted and taken away by the Indian army.