BBC film on Operation Blue Star angers Sikhs in UK

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BBC documentary angers Sikhs in UK
London, Jan 18: A BBC documentary on the 1984 Operation Blue Star has left the Sikh community in Britain fuming.

The community has not only take offense to the depiction of late Sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale 'in a similar way to Osama Bin Laden', but has also lashed out at the news presenter Sonia Deol, who worked on the controversial film.

The documentary, '1984: A Sikh Story', is about the operation ordered by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984 when the Indian army stormed the Golden Temple and killed Bhindranwale.

Daily Mail reports that number of Sikhs have condemned the documentary as they allege that it was nothing but a slur on Bhindranwale.

While Bhindranwale is considered as a martyr and a saint by the Sikhs, the documentary portrayed him as a militant inviting the ire of the community.

Sonia Deol has been subjected to a deluge of personal abuse after fronting a documentary, a Jan 17 Daily Mail report said, adding that she was forced to delete her profile on Facebook amid the criticism barrage of criticism from fellow Sikhs over her film.

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