Large number of people hailing from different walks of life including those from Sikh as well as Majority community participated in the candle sit-in at Imra Kadal Srinagar late yesterday evening, organized by Gurmat Taksel, a religious cum social Sikh organisation, to pay tributes to those who were butchered during operation Blue Star on 6 June 1984. AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed while participating in the sit-in expressed solidarity with the Sikh community on the 33rd anniversary of the dirty operation. Er., Rasheed said that 6th June is one among the darkest pages of Indian history when thousands of Sikhs including men, women and children were butchered in Golden Temple. He said “Those talking of intolerance and radicalisation in India need to answer that how Indian state through its Army carried out the worst brutal attack on the most holy place of Sikh community. In fact it was a reward to those Sikh leaders including Master Tara Singh, who went all out against Muslim league and those seeking creation of Pakistan. Had the Sikh leaders shown maturity at that time things would have been altogether different and the geography of the subcontinent would have not been what it exists today.” Respectable citizens of the Muslim community who participated in the sit-in thanked Sikh community of J&K for standing with their Muslim brothers in the hour of crises.