Ebook on Bluestar by then Amritsar DC to be launched on June 20
Tribune Information Service
New Delhi, June 3
Thirty eight years after ‘Operation Bluestar’, the then Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar, Ramesh Inder Singh, has introduced the discharge of a tell-all e book “Turmoil in Punjab: Earlier than and After Blue Star An Insider’s Story”.
The e book is ready within the politically turbulent interval between 1978 and 1994, which was triggered by the rift between Sikhs and Nirankaris, and fuelled by the operations Blue Star, Woodrose and Black Thunder I and II.
Revealed by Harper Collins, it should be formally launched on June 20.
It’s narrated as an eyewitness account by Singh, who was initially a 1974-batch West Bengal Cadre IAS officer. He was Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar 1984-1987 and was later Chief Secretary of Punjab.
“I used to be an eyewitness, and at instances a participant, within the defining moments of Punjab’s historical past, from 1978 to about 1996. What I noticed or did—or did not do—wanted to be instructed. My conscience and the various competing misrepresentation of details floating round within the public area, greater than the rest, impelled me to put in writing a tell-all account,” says Singh.
The e book particulars the occasions that ignited the strife and created the socio-political fault traces that divided Punjab in these years. It additionally describes the terrorist violence in Punjab, the state response to the navy operations, the loss of life of 1000’s of harmless residents, the assassination of Prime Minister.
It’s going to dwell upon the function performed by varied political forces, the international powers, the media, the diaspora and the way in which militancy was dealt with by authorities businesses, resulting in the tip of the ethno-national battle in Punjab. Many beforehand unanswered questions will likely be addressed.