Terror group ‘Sikhs For Justice (SFJ)’ has released a video, claiming that Khalistan flags that were raised at Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha at Dharamshala were sent through Sikh members who went with Bhagwant Mann to participate in an Arvind Kejriwal Jansabha at Mandi.
On Sunday morning, Khalistan flags were found tied on the main gate and boundary wall of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Dharamshala. The banned Khalistani terror organization Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) chief and designated terrorist, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has claimed that the Khalistan flags that were found tied to the main gate and boundary wall of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Dharamshala were sent by them.
Khalistani Flags sent via AAP Supporters
He claimed that the flags were sent to the Himachal Pradesh via his activists who went to Mandi with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to participate in an Arvind Kejriwal Jansabha on May 6.
“Since Kejriwal-Mann lured pro-Khalistan Sikhs into donating over $6 million to AAP during the Punjab election, SFJ will use activists who are close to CM Bhagwant Mann to promote the Khalistan Referendum,” Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said in the video.
Pannun further added that “Khalistan flags at Dharamshala is a clear message to CM Jai Ram Thakur that Himachal Pradesh will be reclaimed through Khalistan Referendum and once again will be part of Punjab.”
Following the appearance of the Khalistan graffiti and banners, Himachal CM Jairam Thakur had ordered an investigation. An intelligence alert issued on April 26 had warned of such an incident. It is said that SFJ Chief Pannun had issued a letter to the Himachal Pradesh CM, stating that a flag of Sikh extremist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and ‘Khalistan’ would be hoisted in Shimla.
SFJ planning Khalistan Referendum in Himachal Pradesh
SFJ has declared that in June 2022, during the 38th year of Operation Bluestar, they will conduct the voting for Khalistan Referendum in Himachal Pradesh.
The Himachal Police have stepped up security in the state after Sikhs for Justice gave a call for holding a ‘Khalistan’ referendum on June 6. Inter-state borders have been sealed and security stepped at key government buildings.
Pannun booked under UAPA
HP Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu stated that Sikhs for Justice leader Gurpatwant Pannun has been booked as the main accused under section 13 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and sections 153 A and 153 B of the India Penal Code, besides section 3 of the HP Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act, 1985.
His organization, Sikhs for Justice, has already been banned by the central government in 2019 for carrying out anti-India activities.
SFJ’s links with Aam Aadmi Party
The rumors of Aam Aadmi Party’s links to pro-Khalistan groups like Sikh For Justice are not new. If you remember, a day after Aam Aadmi Party won a massive victory in the Punjab assembly elections, SFJ had made a sensational claim. In a letter, the SFJ claimed that the AAP used pro-Khalistani votes and pro-Khalistani funds, including funds from foreign nations provided by pro-Khalistani elements to secure AAP victory in Punjab.
The letter also claimed that, on February 17, AAP had circulated a fake letter in their name to falsely claim that the SFJ is supporting AAP in the Punjab elections. The letter was disowned by SFJ’s Pannun in a video released on social media.
The current letter says that on February 18, soon after they denounced the fake letter, a person identifying himself as AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha had called the SFJ, and asked them to own the fake letter.
The same person, identifying himself as Raghav Chadha, also offered them money for it and promised that when the AAP comes to power, they will pass a resolution in the Punjab assembly in support of the Khalistan Referendum, claims the letter.
The then Punjab CM Channi attached this letter and shared it with the Central Home Ministry to take appropriate action against the AAP and SFJ. The Union home minister Amit Shah assured Punjab CM that he would “personally look into” allegations linking the AAP and SFJ. However, nothing concrete has been done till now.
It seems the time has arrived to take stern action against these Khalistani terrorists and their supporters such as Aam Aadmi Party. They have ruined the law and order situation in Punjab, and now trying to destabilize the neighboring state Himachal Pradesh. Immediate action against these elements is the need of the hour, before it is too late.