Following the killing/demise of three dreaded pro-Khalistani terrorists up to now few months, the title of designated Khalistani terrorist and chief of the banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, is on the highest of the safety companies’ radar now.

Facing 22 prison instances in Punjab, together with three of sedition, Pannun is thought to be working from Khalistani terrorists’ protected heaven Canada.

On May 6, Khalistani chief Paramjit Singh Panjwar, the pinnacle of the Khalistan Commando Force (KCF), was shot useless in Lahore. On June 15, Avtar Singh Khanda, a number one exponent of Khalistan and handler of separatist Amritpal Singh, died of most cancers at a hospital within the UK.

Three days in a while June 18, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian citizen and chief of the banned outfit Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), was gunned down by two unidentified gunmen outdoors a gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia.

Be it the rocket-propelled grenade assault on Punjab Police’s Intelligence headquarters in Mohali final 12 months, an audio message asking Kashmiri Muslims residing in Srinagar to go to Delhi and disrupt the G20 Summit, or assassination threats to a number of Chief Ministers and different who’s who through telephonic audio messages — all of them have been linked to the proscribed terrorist organisation Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) based by Pannun.

Just final week, Pannun declared to carry “Shaheed Nijjar kill India referendum” on the query: Is Indian High Commissioner Verma answerable for the ‘assassination’ of Hardeep Singh Nijjar?

He additionally introduced to carry Khalistan Referendum-II on October 29 in Surrey, British Columbia.

Pro-Khalistan chief Nijjar, who was declared a ‘wanted terrorist’ by the Indian authorities, was shot useless by two unidentified gunmen on the premises of Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, of which he was the pinnacle, within the Punjabi-dominated Surrey metropolis on June 18.

Since Nijjar’s killing, many radical activists have been questioning as three killings of Sikh separatists happened inside one month. They say: Is there a sample within the sudden killings of three Khalistani terrorists?

On Monday, Canada, in a shock transfer, expelled a prime Indian diplomat amid probe into the killing of Nijjar on its soil.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed ‘credible allegations of a potential link’ between brokers of the Indian authorities and the killing of the Khalistani terrorist.

Now the query is over the function being performed by Pannun of instigating a momentum on the overseas soil towards the Indian authorities.

Who is Pannun?

The police in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have registered separate FIRs towards Pannun, a regulation graduate from Panjab University in Chandigarh, over threats and making an attempt to disturb peace, stability and communal concord.

Despite SFJ being a banned organisation in India since 2019 on grounds of secessionism and Pannun being declared a terrorist, nations like Canada, the UK and the US, with a large Sikh diaspora, have allowed the organisation to conduct anti-India actions, together with holding unlawful referendums to constructing a marketing campaign for secession of Punjab.

Member of Indian diaspora admit that folks like Pannun are elevating charity within the title of referendums by abusing and accusing Indian authorities for atrocities towards minorities, notably the Sikh.

“In fact, most of the second or third generation of a particular community born and brought up in foreign shores, who have never witnessed the true face of militancy in Punjab (from 1981-1992), have been raising a bogey against India just at the instance of freedom, ” remarked a Sikh scholar.

He advised IANS that they’re the one who’ve by no means witnessed the darkish days of militancy.

“In the name of referendums, a handful of separatists like Pannun get the opportunity to establish their base overseas by raising funds from Pakistan’s ISI and similar agencies in China, ” mentioned a police official.

The Western nations do not see crime to prosecute Pannun and different hardliners as they suppose it is going to be a violation of freedom of expression, he added.

Reacting to Trudeau’s allegations of “potential link between Indian government agents and murder of Nijjar”, senior BJP chief and former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh mentioned the homicide was the results of a factional feud throughout the administration of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey.

He mentioned Trudeau had sadly walked right into a lure owing to vote-bank politics and put at stake the diplomatic relationship between India and Canada.

In Punjab, 1, 792 police personnel had sacrificed their lives whereas combating terrorism between September 1981 and August 1992.

Back to the separatist actions of Pannun, he has been booked in 22 instances since 2017, together with on terrorism and sedition prices. Recently, he was booked by the Punjab Police for sedition after SFJ activists wrote a pro-Khalistan slogan on a glass field masking the statue of slain Chief Minister Beant Singh in Jalandhar.

Himachal Pradesh Police in May had booked Pannun below the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for hoisting of Khalistani flags outdoors the state Assembly complicated in Shimla.

A regulation graduate from Panjab University, Pannun is presently residing in Oakville on the outskirts Canada’s Toronto.

Originally from Khankot village on the outskirts of Amritsar, Pannun’s father, Mahinder Singh, was an worker with the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board.

His household had migrated from Pakistan to Khankot throughout Partition in 1947. Pannun is little recognized in his village, the place he owns property price crores, together with agricultural land. In reality, he not often visited the village.

Pannun, an legal professional at regulation within the US and Canada who has been providing employment overseas, apart from money incentives for hoisting the Khalistani flag on public buildings, is among the founders of SFJ, which claims to be “an international advocacy and human rights group”.

Pannun, who asks the youth in Punjab to hoist the Khalistani flag on Independence Day, has been actively propagating and funding the secessionist Khalistan agenda overseas.


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