Time Line

India    15-Mar-1983

Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s followers and Kashmir Singh Chichhrewal came together to form “Akal Federation” and declared Chichhrewal as the Mukh Panch of the organization.

India    04-Apr-1983

Shiromani Akali Dal begins a “Rasta Roko Agitation” throughout the state as part of its Dharam Yudh Morcha. At least 21 people killed and 61 injured in the police firing in various places across Punjab.

India    25-Apr-1983

Avtar Singh Atwal, Deputy Inspector General - Jalandhar range, shot dead by a follower of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale at the steps of Golden Temple in Amritsar. Atwal was leaving the Golden Temple after offering prayers. Two others were injured.

India    17-Jun-1983

Akali Dal decides to organise “Rail Roko Morcha” in Punjab.

India    29-Aug-1983

Shiromani Akali Dal (L) launches a “Kam Roko” agitation in Punjab.

India    20-Sep-1983

Amrik Singh re-elected AISSF president, and he re-nominates Harminder Singh Sandhu as the General Secretary of the organization.

India    21-Sep-1983

Terrorists shoot at Ludhiana SSP- DR Bhatti outside his office. His gunman and a terrorist killed in the crossfire. Bhatti escapes with minor injuries.

India    05-Oct-1983

Six Hindu passengers travelling in a Delhi bound bus shot dead by Khalistani terrorists near Dhilwan in Kapurthala District.

India    06-Oct-1983

A day after the attack on Hindus in the state of Punjab in which 6 people were shot dead, the government of Darbara Singh is dismissed and President’s Rule imposed in the state.