Sir,Operation Blue Star was the opening of the flood gates to a massive onslaught that would be launched against Sikhs in the coming months and years, which would tear asunder the struggles of the peasantry and the common working people. The use of massive violence then paved the path to the dovetailing of the people of India into the agenda of the bourgeoisie.
The bourgeoisie presented itself, and to this day presents itself as the defender of the `unity and integrity' of the country. Without this latter, it would not have been possible for the bourgeoisie to launch and carry out its program of reforms first under Rajiv Gandhi, then under Narasimha Rao, even later under NDA and UPA Governments. The intimate relationship between state terrorism, division of the people along sectarian lines, and intensification of the exploitation of the masses is there for everyone to see for themselves.
CGPI has played a yeoman role in consistently and convincingly demonstrating that events like Operation Blue Star, far from being aberrations, are part and parcel of the strategy of the state to keep the people from uniting against their common enemy, which is the exploiting classes. Through its work, it has exploded the myth that there can ever be a harmonious existence of the exploiters and exploited in the country. It has called for a new society based on the highest principles of social organizing, with the workers and peasants at its head. Communists must be at the forefront of organizing this vision.
S. Nair, Kochi