Jalandhar — in the renewed spurt of violence Mr. B.K. Khullar became target of the forces that are bent upon keeping Punjab in turmoil. Mr. Kullar was active in organizing Hindu Sikh amity programs. Hindu Sikh amity is not relished by Punjab Congress (I) as it would seal their fate in the elections.

Khullar’s mission could undo the elaborate and bloody exercises of the Congress (I) in hatred between communities such diabolical acts as the destruction of Akal Takht and killing of innocent Sikhs after Mrs. Gandhi’s assassination. Whenever there develop prospects of the _ settlement of the ticklish Punjab problem, violence suddenly engulfs the state despite the heavy deployment of army, paramilitary and police forces at every sensitive point.

Article extracted from this publication >>  April 26, 1985