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September 02, 1985

At least 250,000 people gathered to pay homage to Harchand Singh Longowal, the moderate Sikh leader who was assassinated Aug. 20, presumably by Sikh militants. India's Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, in a message read at a prayer ceremony at Longowal's namesake village, "appealed to the people to carry forward the message and work of Longowal for the progress and prosperity of Punjab."

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