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Operation Blue Star

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 153428, tabled on 13 June 2018

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to declassify confidential papers on the Amritsar massacre in June 1984.

Answered on

18 June 2018

The British government acknowledges the strength of feeling in Sikh community regarding events of 1984. Almost all records from the Cabinet Office from 1984 to 1988 have been released at The National Archives. As is usual a small amount of material has been withheld to protect either international relations or intelligence. Nothing in the retained material or any other records contradict the conclusion of the Cabinet Secretary’s 2014 Review of UK involvement in the Indian Army’s operation at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar in 1984.

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Cabinet Office
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