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1984: Indira Gandhi Killed

1984: Indira Gandhi Killed
Photo Credit To Indira Gandhi, Indian prime minister and daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, was killed on this day by two of her Sikh bodyguards. This was done in reprisal for the Indian Army's strike against the Sikhs, which took place during one of their religious holidays. The strike was ordered by Indira herself, and involved the Indian Army breaking into the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), the holiest place of the Sikh religion, where the Sikhs were allegedly stockpiling weapons. The strike was considered blasphemous by the Sikhs, and they decided to kill the Indian prime minister in retaliation. Her bodyguards shot her when she was about to pass through the door they were guarding. She was on her way to be interviewed by Peter Ustinov, who was filming a documentary. The guards allegedly fired over 30 bullets. One of the assassins was killed by the other guards, while the other was sentenced to death and hanged.

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  • Her bodyguards shot her when she was about to pass through the door they were guarding. She was on her way to be interviewed by Peter Ustinov, who was filming a documentary. The guards allegedly fired over 30 bullets.

Indira Gandhi, Indian prime minister and daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, was killed on this day by two of her Sikh bodyguards. This was done in reprisal for the Indian Army’s strike against the Sikhs, which took place during one of their religious holidays. The strike was ordered by Indira herself, and involved the Indian Army breaking into the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), the holiest place of the Sikh religion, where the Sikhs were allegedly stockpiling weapons.

The strike was considered blasphemous by the Sikhs, and they decided to kill the Indian prime minister in retaliation. Her bodyguards shot her when she was about to pass through the door they were guarding. She was on her way to be interviewed by Peter Ustinov, who was filming a documentary. The guards allegedly fired over 30 bullets. One of the assassins was killed by the other guards, while the other was sentenced to death and hanged.

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