“There were other victims of Operation Bluestar little children, some only two years old, who got rounded up when the army swept through the Punjab countryside…. Since then, 39 children, aged between 2 and 12 years, have been languishing in two Ludhiana jails. . . . Sadly enough, in their interrogation the CBI and IB have shown little regard to any civil liberties or laws protecting young children. It is a fact that they were picked up from the Golden Temple or at best are said to have surrendered (italics mine) . . . Confessed a CBI officer. “These (civil liberties) are all fine ideas for newspapers and preachers. We had on our hands suspected terrorists and would-be terrorists (italics mine).’’


Qohind Thukral

Article extracted from this publication >>  October 25, 1985