What was 'Operation Blue Star'? Why did it hurt the sentiments of the Sikh Community?
In June 1984, the Indian government under the leadership of the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi carried out the operation with code name ‘Operation Blue Star’. This operation was carried out to flush out the militants who had entered the holy Golden Temple. This operation resulted in the damaging of the historic temple. It also hurt the sentiments of the Sikh Community because a large proportion of Sikhs in India and abroad saw the military operation as an attack on their faith giving further impetus to military and extremist groups.