Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1984 anti-Sikh riots, also referred to as the Anti-Sikh pogroms or massacres of 1984, refers to a three-day eruption of violence, rioting, and crime against Sikhs, triggered by the assassination of Indira Gandhi on 31 October 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards. The assassination itself was in retaliation for her order of Operation Bluestar, in which the Indian Army attacked Sikh militants hiding in the Harmandir Sahib, the holiest Sikh shrine. Approximately 3000 Sikhs were killed in retaliatory attacks. The most affected regions were neighborhoods in Delhi. Many ordinary Indians of different religious dispositions made significant efforts to hide and help Sikh families. There are allegations that the massacre was organized. After the assassination of Indira Gandhi on 31 October 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards, riots erupted on 1 November 1984, and continued in some areas for days, killing some 3000 Sikhs. Sultanpuri, Mangolpuri, Trilokpuri, and other Trans-Yamuna areas of Delhi were the worst affected. The mobs carried iron rods, knives, clubs, and combustible material, including kerosene.