Declassification demand of Operation Blue Star files transparency or politics?

| Monday, April 25, 2016 - 21:48
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Operation Blue Star

New Delhi: A chorus has now been growing for the declassification of the Operation Blue Star files after the Government declassified the Netaji files.
The files are related to the attack on Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) during Operation Blue Star in 1984.
After Subramanian Swamy demanded the release of the files, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal added her voice to the demand saying that it was time for the people of India to know the complete truth. 
“The people of India should know who gave orders. Even the recordings done at that time should be declassified. The whole world knows that the Congress was responsible. Today, their B-team, the AAP government is doing exactly the same. The truth should come out,” said Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
(Also Read: JDU claims Declassification of Operation Blue Star files could raise terrorism)
According to Subramanian Swamy, “The Blue Star files should be declassified because that was an unnecessary and foolish act. I had personally met Mrs. Indira Gandhi and told her Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was available for discussion.”
"It was a foolish step which was done without proper thinking," he said about the Army entering the Golden Temple complex in June 1984. 
Earlier, during a question-answer session with Lovely Professional University (LPU) students, Swamy said, "I opposed it (the Army operation) very strongly. Most of the Hindus were annoyed with me due to this and I lost an election, but I did not bother. Slowly, everyone has realized that it was a mistake." 
"Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was a religious preacher. What I saw and what I knew personally and very clearly, was that he was speaking out against narcotics," he added. 

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