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.

Rare Artefact: SGPC debunks Antony claim

In a missive, Rajya Sabha member Tarlochan Singh, in Parliament on February 18 sought clarification from SGPC president Avtar Singh whether any representative of the SGPC had given any certification to the Central government that it (SGPC) did not want to pursue the case of the Sikh Reference Library anymore.

No manuscripts from Golden Temple remaining with Army: Antony

Defence  Minister A K  Antony today denied that the Army possessed any manuscripts or articles from the  Golden Temple recovered by it during the Operation Blue Star in Amritsar in 1984.

SGPC seeks books taken during Op Bluestar

The SGPC in a memorandum to Vice- President of India Dr Mohammad Hamid Ansari during his visit to the Golden Temple, here today, urged him to prevail upon the central government to return rare books and manuscripts ,taken by Army or the CBI during Operation Bluestar in June 1984.

Manuscript Man, Preserving history scripted in paper

People’s spoken and written language is their t important cultural aspect. In India, over thousands of years, manuscripts have been written in a vast number of languages and each in itself symbolises the history of the country.