How to prevent re-run of events like blue star1 min read 04 Jun 2023, 10:35 PM IST
The 40th year of Operation Blue Star begins tomorrow. On this occasion, I would want to express my admiration for the strength of Punjabiyat.
We were driving through Punjab’s lush green Doaba region. This was where my favourite poet, Avtar Singh Pash, was born. Pash was named a Naxalite, arrested and tortured by the police, after which he moved to the US, disillusioned. He returned to his homeland, however, when terrorism began to advance in Punjab. Pash was assassinated by terrorists while he was bathing at a well one day.