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Mark Tully with the people of Virpal

Survivors, Soldiers and a Saint

 

Twenty years ago, when the Indian army stormed the Sikhs' most sacred shrine, Mark Tully was there reporting for the BBC. He returns to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to assess both the trigger and the resulting wounds.

He speaks to the survivors of Operation Blue Star and hears about the inner torment of one of the Sikh generals who led the attack.

And he goes in search of the man who became a saint after Blue Star, Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, the Sikh preacher and leader of the Sikh independence movement.

Thousands of miles away, in Britain, he meets the Sikh artist twins whose work has been inspired by Blue Star.

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