This "White Paper" Published by Govt of India on July 10, 1984 presents government of India's perspective on the Punjab agitation launched by Shromani Akali Dal during the years 1981-1984. It is the official version about government of India's parleys with the Akalis on their demands and lists reasons and circumstances which led to the military action against the Sikhs and their Gurdwaras in Punjab in June 1984. It blames the Akalis for their declaration of Anandpur resolution, their forcible stopping of the digging of Satluj-Yamuna link canal, their connivance with the Sikh militants, reign of terror let lose by Sant Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale and his band of Sikh militants, interference of certain foreign countries to fish in the troubled waters and the role of anti-social elements. It also gives a list of people killed in military action and the arms and ammunitions recovered from the killed militants and the Sikhs shrines. It tries to justify the government action but gives no convincing reply regarding the redressal of genuine demands of the Sikhs.