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Punjab: Federalism, elections, suppression

Jeffrey, Robin

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Between 1981 and 1993, a movement for an independent, Sikh-majority state, dubbed Khalistan, resulted in more than 20,000 deaths in north India and elsewhere. Those who died as a consequence of this insurgency included the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, murdered in October 1984, and 329 people on an Air India plane destroyed by a bomb off the coast of Ireland in June 1985. By 2012, however, the 'Punjab insurgency' (or 'Khalistan movement') had vanished from the world's news reports,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53119
Book Title: Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why some subside and others don't
DOI: 10.4324/9780203104811-15

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