Three suspected Khalistani terrorists rob Rs. 28,42,860 from the State Bank of Patiala, Nalagarh.
Panthic Committee displays a Khalistan map at the Parikrama of Golden Temple in which air and sea ports and some cities are renamed and entire India is claimed as Khalistan.
Atinderpal Singh Bhopal, Husan Singh, Husna of Rangretta Commando Force and others form the Khalistan Liberation Organization (KLO) at Anadpur Sahib with Atinderpal Singh as its President.
Jasbir Singh Rode and other High priests released from jail.
SGPC accepts the resignation of Prof. Darshan Singh Ragi and formally appoints Jasbir Singh Rode as Jathedar Akal Takht.
Jasbir Singh Rode takes over as Jathedar Akal Takht. Saropas presented on behalf of Panthic committee, AISSF, KCF, BTFK, Akal Federation and SGPC.
AISSF (Gurjit), vice president Sher Singh Sher maintains that the aim of the federation was to attain Khalistan and nothing else would be acceptable as they had already rejected the Indian constitution.
Bhai Jasbir Singh, speaking on the second death anniversary of Jagjit Singh Rode, says their struggle would continue on the lines given by Sant Bhindranwale.
Avtar Singh Brahma of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), says in a message that they would not surrender till the attainment of Puran Azadi (complete self-determination).
The leaders of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), Shamsher Singh and Takht Singh, claim that their organization is a political one and its aim was Khalistan. They reject the activities of Panthic Committee, and reiterate that they believe in armed struggle. They also claim responsibility for the assassination of Indira Gandhi, Sant Longowal and a breach in Bhakra Canal.
Jasbir Singh Rode addresses Baisakhi conference at Talwandi Sabo, quotes Bhindranwale as saying the foundation of Khalistan would be laid the day Government attacks the Golden Temple. Announces the dissolution of both factions of the AISSF and the formation of a five-member ad hoc committee with Gurjit Singh, Gurjit Singh Kaka, Surinder Singh Baba, Kulwant Singh Khukhrana and Sher Singh Brar.
Jasbir Singh Rode clarifies that Bhai Manjit Singh has been appointed president with Gurjit Singh as senior Vice President, who would act as Convener till the release of the former from jail. .
Honouring the families of 134 Sikh Army deserters, the High Priests appealed to Sikhs to be baptized for the creation of Khalsa Raj.
Jagir Singh and Nervier Singh display a sign board of ‘Khalistan office’ outside room No.14 of Parikrama in Golden Temple.
P.S Badal, Suchinda Singh, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Guryev Singh Badal warn that unless the Government lifts the siege of the Golden Temple Complex within 48 hours, they would march towards the temple on May 14 to restore the right of worship and pay obeisance.
P. S Badal reiterates that party MPs, MLAs, United Akali Dal councillors and SGPC members would march towards the Golden Temple Complex on May 14 to liberate it from security forces.
High priests including Jasbir Singh arrested for attempting to march to Golden Temple.
Pro-AISSF students from GNDU Amritsar, Polytechnic Hoshiarpur, PAU, ITI and GNE Ludhiana, Punjabi University and Thapar College Patiala observe a strike to protest the arrest of high priests and firing at the Golden Temple Complex in Amritsar.
P.S Badal and other leaders court arrest in Chandigarh.
Around 146 extremists surrender from the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
S.S Barnala, Balwant Singh and 220 workers, try to gherao the Raj Bhawan, rounded up by Chandigarh Police.
Dr Kewal Krishan of Congress-I injured in a shootout at Mukerian in Hoshiarpur district.
Around 30 labourers of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal killed and 12 injured in a shootout at Majat village.
Three extremists commit suicide, two others killed in firing at the Golden Temple. Around 46 extremists surrender to the security forces.
Four persons killed and 20 others injured as a bomb explodes in a HRTC bus near Kandwal barrier.
SGPC decides to withdraw kar-sewa being done by various sants in Golden Temple complex. They remove doors and partition in the parikrama rooms and request the Singh Sahiban not to interfere in its work.
‘Maryada’ (dignity) of Golden Temple is restored.
Golden Temple opens to all devotees.
United Akali Dal (UAD) withdraws its Morcha (Rally).
Tarsem Singh of BKI claims crores of rupees sent by the ISYF World Sikh Organization and Council of Khalistan to Manochahal and Labh Singh to distribute among the families of killed youth and the November 1984 riots victims was used by them to purchase property in UP.
P.S Badal, Sukhjinder Singh, S.S Dhindsa, Surjan Singh Thekedar, Sher Singh Doomcheri and others were detained under the National Security Act (NSA).
SGPC executives dismisses five high priests, and sets. up a task force of 100 ex-servicemen to maintain the sanctity of the Golden Temple Complex. It decides to demolish unwanted structures, not allow anyone to live in the complex, and to observe June 18 as ‘paschatap’ (remorse) divas.
Hindu Shiv Sena president Ramakant Jalota shot dead.
Meeting of United Akali Dal (UAD) presidium and Council members (pro-Baba Baba Joginder Singh) expels Manjit Singh Calcutta, Bhai Shaminder Singh and five SGPC executive members from the party. Sacking of five high priests by SGPC also rejected.
A seven member AISSF ad-hoc committee supported by the Panthic formed with Gurnam Singh Bundala as convenor and Gurnam Singh Buttar as member.
A UAD party meeting chaired by Captain Amrinder Singh appoints Joginder Singh Mann as convener and demands that the Golden Temple be handed over to the SGPC. It also condemns the expulsion of UAD and SGPC leaders by Baba Joginder Singh, and supports the power of the SGPC to remove and appoint Jathedars.
UAD convenor, Joginder Singh Mann appoints a five-member committee to bring about unity among SAD factions.
A combined group of Badal, Tohra and Talwandi disassociates from unity move and decides to revive the old SAD under J. S Talwandi.
SGPC executive demands handing over the control of Golden Temple to the SGPC or face an agitation
KLF ’chief ‘, Avtar Singh Brahma killed in a police encounter in Rajasthan.
SGPC General Secretary Bhan Singh and head priest Giani Sohan Singh shot dead and SGPC secretary Mal Singh Ghuman injured in an attack in Ludhiana.
Supreme Court upholds the death sentence awarded to Satwant Singh and Tirath Singh, and acquits Balbir Singh in the murder case of Mrs Indira Gandhi.
S.S Mann dissolves 21- members of UAD council and five-member committee and enlarges presidium to include Chottepur and Walia.
SGPC executive appoints Darshan Singh Ragi as Akal Takht Jathedar and Manjit Singh Calcutta as secretary general.
Jasbir Singh Rode and other high priests released from jail
Senior Superintendent of Police Sital Das and his deputy (detective) Baldev Singh Brar shot dead by Assistant Sub-Inspector Dalbir Singh at the station house officer's (SHO) room in Patiala. Dalbir Singh shoots himself after slaying the two.
Former High priests and Rode announce sending of Jatha for the liberation of Golden Temple Complex from the security forces if government fails to lift the siege by September 30, and appeals to Sikhs to observe Ardas Diwas on September 11 and 12.
‘Shaheedi conference’ organised by SAD (L) at Longowal attended by Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Assam. The opposition leaders demand implementation of Punjab Accord and the release of Jodhpur detenus.
J. S Talwandi elected as president of UAD by MPs, ex-MLAs and district presidents.
Darshan Singh Ragi takes over as Jathedar Akal Takht.
Seven family members of Station House Officer (SHO) Dhariwal shot dead by Khalistani terrorists in Majitha in Amritsar district.
Ex-high priests observe Ardas Diwas by offering prayers in Gurudwaras. They reject the appointment of Talwandi as president of UAD and back SS Mann for the post. They announce that a Sarbat Khalsa would be held at Amritsar on Diwali November 9 to clear the controversy over the appointment of high priests.
Around 16 persons killed in a shootout at Sirhind.
Punjab BJP president Hit Abhilashi shot dead by extremists in Chandigarh.
Strikes in various colleges on September 19, 20, and 21 against riots at Biddar in which some Sikh students were killed.
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi visits Punjab.
138 Jodhpur detenus released.
A Jatha comprising 101 men led by J. S Rode leaves Damdama Sahib for Amritsar for the liberation of the Golden Temple from Security Forces.
Unprecedented floods in Punjab affect over 4000 villages.
J. S Rode reaches Golden Temple, claims mission fulfilled. He also reiterates his programme of ‘Sarbat Khalsa’.
Former state cabinet minister Bhagwan Dass, his bodyguard and another man shot dead by extremists.
Akalis and other opposition parties criticise the visit of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to the flood hit areas and the announcement of Rs 100 crores as flood relief.
Gurnam Singh Bundala urges the Panthic committee to summon Sarbat Khalsa.
New Panthic Committee comprising Dr Sohan Singh, Wadhawa Singh, Mehal Singh, Satinderpal Singh and Jaspal Singh formed.
11 Hindu bus passengers killed by Bhindranwale Tiger Force of Khalistan (BTFK) at Sufian Wala in Ludhiana in Punjab.
At least 19 labourers shot dead by Khalistani terrorists at a Government seed farm in Lodhowal in Ludhiana, Punjab.
United Akali Dal (UAD) Mann presidium extended to include Sant Ajit Singh, Gurtej Singh Ex-IAS, Jagdev Singh Khuddian, Bhai Manjit Singh and Atma Singh.
Bharat Mukti Morcha seminar held at Chandigarh.
Lawyer Ram Jethmalani demands the recall of Governor, says Anandpur Sahib resolution advocates autonomy to the States and strengthening the Centre.
Gurnam Singh Bundala and Gurnam Singh Buttar factions of AISS united under Bundala as convener, pledge to work under the old Panthic committee.
Captain H.S Rode announces appointment of Baba Joginder Singh as acting president of UAD (Mann).
Captain H.S Rode announced appointment of Baba Joginder Singh as acting president of UAD Mann.
Jasbir Singh Rode announces postponement of Sarbat Khalsa Scheduled for Diwali Day.
The high priest decides to summon Barnala before the Akal Takht on December 5, along with his resignation from the president ship of the SAD (L).
Charanjit Singh Walia rejects the appointment of Baba Joginder Singh as acting president.
Militants kill around 25 persons, including children and women at Kaithal in Haryana.
After the announcement that Kehar Singh and Satwant Singh would be executed, AISSF (Daljit group) issues a poster appealing to all to stop work and close establishments for three days.
Khalistani terrorists kill 22 persons and injured several at a bazar in Batala, Gurdaspur on the eve of Guru Nanak’s birthday celebration.
Captain Arminder Singh announces that UAD (Mann) would merge with UAD (T) subject to the condition that SS Mann would continue to be the ‘patron in chief’ and Talwandi would step down when Mann is be released.
SGPC member Harjinder Singh killed and S Talwandi escapes an attempt on his life in Ludhiana.
Charanjit Singh Walia Chhotepur, Sant Ajit Singh, Joginder Singh Mann reject Captain Amrinder Singh’s claim that SS Mann had accepted Talwandi as President.
Darshan Singh Ragi calls for seven days mourning and Akhand Paths in Gurudwaras in case Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh were hanged.
SS Barnala dissolves the working committee and youth wing of the SAD (L).
SS Barnala appears before the Akal Takht, and awarded religious punishment. He submits a copy of his resignation as president of the Akali Dal to the party secretary.
Five members of a marriage party killed in indiscriminate firing by Khalistani terrorists at Zeera-Makhu road in Gujran, Punjab.
Giani Balbir Singh Jathedar of Takht Kesgarh Sahib shot dead in Ropar in Rupnagar District.
SS Barnala appears before Akal Takht after completing his punishment, re-admitted into Sikh Panth.
Baba Joginder Singh group captures the SGPC stage at the Jor mela in Fatehgarh Sahib.