Another Low-intensity Blast near Golden Temple in Amritsar

Another low-intensity blast was reported near the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday — the third explosion in less than a week.

The Golden Temple (also known as the Harmandir Sahib, lit. ’abode of God’, or the Darbār Sahib, ‘exalted court’) is a gurdwara located in the city of AmritsarPunjab, India. It is the preeminent spiritual site of Sikhism. It is one of the holiest sites in Sikhism, alongside the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Kartarpur, and Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib.

However the man-made pool on site of temple was completed by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, in 1577. In 1604, Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru, placed a copy of the Adi Granth in Harmandir Sahib. And is the prominent figure in development of gurudwara who built it in the 16th Century. The Gurdwara was repeatedly rebuilt by the Sikhs after it became a target of persecution. And was destroyed several times by the Mughal and invading Afghan armies. Maharaja Ranjit Singh, after founding the Sikh Empire, rebuilt it in marble and copper in 1809, and overlaid the sanctum with gold leaf in 1830. In short this has led to the name the Golden Temple.

Police have arrested three suspects after the blast that occurred just behind the Guru Ram Dass Inn.

Some pamphlets were also recovered from the spot, allegedly thrown by a suspect. Who has confessed to carrying out all three blasts.

As a result CCTV footage showed that the suspect allegedly threw the bomb from the second floor of Guru Ram Dass inn into ‘galiara’. Or the pathway around the Golden Temple.

The suspect threw the bomb from the window of a washroom in the Guru Ram Das Inn.

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