A brief history of the Khalistan movement

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Post-independence consolidation   Source: IE  Context: Hundreds of followers of a radical preacher and pro-Khalistan leader (Amritpal Singh) clashed violently with police near Amritsar, demanding the release of one of their colleagues.   Background: Amritpal Singh is a follower of the slain Sikh militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, and took the reins …