Time Line

India    03-Jan-1994

Sukhdev Singh Sucha, a hardcore terrorist, was killed in an encounter with a police party near Ranike village in Amritsar.

India    06-Jan-1994

The SGPC executive committee, in a meeting chaired by G.S. Tohra, adopted a resolution accusing the Pakistani government of destroying Sikh history and illegally acquiring gurdwara lands and properties.

India    21-Jan-1994

Justice A.S. Bains (Retd.) of PHRO alleged the suppression of democracy in Punjab and criticized the press for its pro-government stance.

India    23-Jan-1994

Buta Singh, MP, paid obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib in Amritsar and appeared before Sri Akal Takhat to seek forgiveness. He had been excommunicated for his controversial role following Operation Blue Star in 1984.

India    03-Feb-1994

Thirteen terrorists surrendered before the Inspector General of Police (IGP) - Border Range at Police Lines in Batala.

India    04-Feb-1994

S.S. Mann, President of SAD (Mann), expressed appreciation for Bill Clinton, the President of the United States (US), and extended thanks to him for raising his voice in support of Sikh rights.

India    10-Apr-1994

G.S. Tohra, P.S. Badal, J.S. Talwandi, S.S. Barnala, Prof. Manjit Singh (acting Jathedar of Akal Takhat), and other prominent Sikh leaders initiated the "Khalsa March" from Gurdwara Damdama Sahib-Sri Hargobindpur.

India    10-Apr-1994

Mohinder alias Karma, a hardcore terrorist of KLF was killed in an encounter with police at Kapura village in Batala.

India    18-Apr-1994

Four terrorists, including Avtar Singh alias Padhri, a hardcore militant, were killed in a police encounter in Barnala.

India    01-May-1994

SAD (Amritsar) was established through the unity efforts initiated at Akal Takhat Sahib under the guidance of G.S. Tohra and facilitated by Prof. Manjit Singh, Acting Jathedar of Akal Takhat Sahib.

India    01-May-1994

The SAD (Amritsar) announced their political objective through the "Amritsar Declaration," aiming to reconcile the varied political aspirations of different Akali groups.

India    11-May-1994

Prof. Manjit Singh successfully achieved unity among various organizations, including AISSF (GILL), AISSF (Ghuman), AISSF (Maan), SSF (Bittu), BSSF, and the World Sikh Youth Organization.

India    11-May-1994

Prof. Manjit Singh formed a five-member Supreme Council comprising H.S. Gill, J.S. Ghuman, V.S. Valtoha, G.S. Najowal, and B.S. Khalsa as members. Additionally, an 18-member Central Committee was established to provide representation to all Sikh groups.

India    12-May-1994

Amritpal Singh Khalsa alias Masterji, a hardcore extremist was killed in an encounter with a police party in Sri Hargobindpur, Gurdaspur.

India    12-May-1994

Harpal Singh Jabalpuri, a listed terrorist of KLF committed suicide by consuming cyanide.

India    14-May-1994

Sukhwinder Singh alias Sukhi, a hardcore terrorist affiliated with BTFK, was killed in a police encounter near Salar Majra village, Rupnagar.

India    31-May-1994

Four unidentified terrorists were killed during a police encounter with a checkpoint team near Thakur Dawara village in Himachal Pradesh. A significant cache of weapons and explosives, including 43 AK-47 rifles, 117 assault magazines with 1520 rounds, 17 detonators, 2 rocket launchers, 50 kg of explosive materials, and a truck with registration number JKR 2325 were recovered from the spot.

India    06-Jun-1994

The Ghallughara week was commemorated as per the SGPC's call, by holding Bhogs of Akhand Path in approximately 99 Gurudwaras across Punjab.

India    18-Jun-1994

The Pro-Damdami Taksal group of SAD (Mann), led by Captain H.S. Rode and Bhai Jasvir Singh Rode, staged a revolt against the leadership of S.S. Mann for joining SAD (Amritsar). They decided to maintain a separate entity.

India    27-Jun-1994

The International Centre of Sikh Thought organized a function in Patiala to honor Harinder Singh Khalsa, a former IFS officer and former Secretary of SGPC. He was presented with the "Sanman Patra" for his courageous acts of resigning as a diplomat in protest against Operation Blue Star and as Secretary of SGPC due to the irregularities within the organization.

India    03-Jul-1994

SS Mann made allegations that various Hindu organizations and political parties were conspiring to eliminate the Sikh community and joining forces to exploit the water resources of Punjab. He further stated that the "Amritsar Declaration" called for the freedom of Sikhs through a confederation with either Hindustan, Pakistan, or any other country.

India    08-Jul-1994

Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, President of BKU (L), held a gathering at Mukandpur in Ludhiana where he proposed conducting a plebiscite among Sikhs to determine the implementation of the Anandpur Sahib resolution and the creation of a sovereign independent Sikh state as a means to address the problems in Punjab.

India    10-Jul-1994

A 44 members ad-hoc committee was constituted by SAD (Amritsar) for the Delhi State Unit.

India    15-Jul-1994

H.S. Rode, the convenor, along with Dhian Singh Mand, ex-MP Darshan Singh Mand, Ajit Singh Bhangoo, members of the presidium committee, and Gurdev Singh, President of Dalit Front Punjab, declared their commitment to continue their peaceful struggle for the attainment of Khalsa Raj. They pledged their allegiance to Baba Thakur Singh, Chief of Damdami Taksal, who will provide guidance and support.

India    18-Jul-1994

SAD (Amritsar) decided to mark Independence Day, August 15, as a Black Day in order to express their protest against the perceived denial of rights to the people of Punjab, especially the Sikhs. Additionally, they announced their goal of enrolling 20 lakh members into the party.

India    24-Jul-1994

The Badals clarified that individuals of non-Sikh faith would be welcomed as members, as long as they expressed their belief in the policies of the SAD (B).

India    28-Jul-1994

G.S. Tohra announced in Amritsar that the SGPC could offer all its posts to SAD (B), on the condition that P.S. Badal accepted the supremacy of the Akal Takht.

India    01-Aug-1994

G.S. Tohra, President of SGPC, criticized all the Congress Prime Ministers for being anti-Sikhs and reaffirmed his assurance to Badal that he could become the next Chief Minister of Punjab if he submitted to Sh. Akal Takht.

India    09-Aug-1994

S.S. Mann appealed to the Sikh community to wear black badges, dupattas, and neckties on August 15 and boycott official functions to observe it as a day of mourning.

India    08-Oct-1994

S.S. Mann called upon the Sikh community to commemorate the death anniversary of Sukha and Jinda on October 9 by reciting "Chaupai," "Dehshiva Var MoheIh," and offering prayers before Guru Granth Sahib. He emphasized that Sukha and Jinda had made the ultimate sacrifice for the establishment of an independent sovereign Sikh state.

India    07-Nov-1994

P.S. Badal revealed that his party's planned rally would coincide with the opening day of the winter session of Parliament. He further announced that 1995 would be designated as the "Year of People's Movement."

India    30-Nov-1994

P.S. Badal denounced the undisclosed ban on his protest march from Amritsar to Delhi on December 1, along with the crackdown on his party members, as undemocratic and a violation of human rights. He reaffirmed that his party would proceed with the march as planned.

India    28-Dec-1994

The Panthic Committee, consisting of five members established by Prof. Manjit Singh,