Flag march held in Phagwara ahead of Operation Bluestar anniversary

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Phagwara, Jun 4: Security personnel on Sunday conducted a flag march in Phagwara ahead of the 33rd anniversary of Operation Bluestar on June 6.

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Led by Superintendent of Police (SP) Harwinder Singh Sandhu, the march began from his office in local Town Hall in Phagwara.

After passing through Banga road, Bansawala Bazaar, Gaushala road, Nimmawala chowk and Hanumangarhi area, it concluded at the SP's office.

More than 250 security personnel, including the Rapid Action Force (RAF), took part in the flag march, the police said.

Security has also been tightened in and around the city.

Operation Bluestar was a military operation carried out in 1984 to flush out heavily-armed terrorists holed up in the Golden Temple in Amritsar. They were demanding a separate homeland 'Khalistan' for Sikhs.

PTI

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