Pakistan

  • During the Baisakhi occasion at Sri Panja Sahib near Rawalpindi, Gopal Singh Chawla, a pro-Khalistan leader based in Pakistan, addressed Indian Sikhs and encouraged them to demand Khalistan. He reportedly compelled the audience to chant "Khalistan Zindabad" and stated that despite being a part of the Shiromani Committee and Delhi Committee, they were still Sikhs and could not openly raise their voices. He expressed a desire for their own country and declared that anyone who is a Guru's Sikh would support his call for ‘Khalistan Zindabad.’

    15-Apr-2023

  • Reports indicate that Khalistani accounts and websites based in Pakistan are spreading false information about the Indian Army in relation to the firing incident at Bathinda military station.

    13-Apr-2023

  • According to reports, Pakistan has commenced a campaign to promote abandoned sacred sites of Sikh and Hindu heritage by renovating them, with the goal of drawing in pilgrims from India and other nations. The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) stated that it has devised a comprehensive strategy to refurbish, maintain, and preserve the Sikh and Hindu religious sites located within Pakistan. As part of this initiative, the ETPB has initiated restoration work at the Prahladpuri Temple, which is situated in the city of Multan in the Punjab province.

    22-Mar-2023

  • The Pakistani government has permitted the publication of religious books for students from Sikh and Christian minority communities under the supervision of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (PMTA). Anjum James Paul, the chairman of (PMTA), said that it will help minority students to learn about their religion in schools. However, minority groups, including Hindus, Buddhists, Parsees, Kalash, and Baha’is, are still not permitted to print their religious textbooks in Pakistan.

    10-Mar-2023


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UK

  • A Sikh restaurant owner in London, United Kingdom (UK), Harman Singh Kapoor, received threats to his life after posting a video on TikTok against Khalistan movement. Reports indicate that his restaurant was targeted by supporters of Khalistan and he and his family have been repeatedly harassed and intimidated on social media, including receiving death threats. Harman said that his wife and his daughter received rape threats. Despite reporting the incidents to the authorities, Harman and his family continue to experience a sense of insecurity. Harman has accused the police of stating that they can only intervene if physical harm or loss of life occurs.

    03-May-2023
  • The Sikh Group, a UK-based organization, released 'The Sikhs 100' list of influential Sikhs from around the world in various fields. Takht Hazur Sahib Jathedar Giani Kulwant Singh retained the top position, followed by Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh. Chief Minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Harjinder Singh Dhami feature at the third and fourth spot, respectively. Other notable names on the list include former PM Dr Manmohan Singh, Union Minister Hardeep Puri, and actor Diljit Dosanjh.

    02-May-2023
  • The United Kingdom (UK) government-commissioned "Bloom Review" report on how the government should engage with faith groups in England has sparked backlash from British Sikhs and Hindus. The report's chapter on "faith-based extremism" included Sikh extremism and Hindu nationalism alongside Islamist extremism, white supremacy, black nationalism and Buddhist nationalism. The report calls for a more comprehensive understanding of subversive and sectarian Sikh extremist activity in the UK.

    01-May-2023
  • According to a report titled “Does government do God” by the United Kingdom (UK) government, Khalistani groups are proliferating in the UK. The report states that Khalistani groups are found often masquerading as human right groups to avoid public scrutiny. The report further indicates that these groups are getting support from some political figures within the parliament. People interviewed for the report stated that they ‘live in fear’ if they disagree with the ideology of these activists. Additionally, the report includes a recorded testimony of a witness who stated that these groups were trying to brainwash the youth to create divisions and promote hatred in India.

    30-Apr-2023

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KEM Newsletter Apr 2023

Massacres

Shingaar cinema hall Blast

On October 14, 2007 Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) militants orchestrated an explosion at the Shingaar cinema hall in Ludhiana killing seven and wounding 40 others.

View Profile   14-Oct-2007

Sidhwan Khurd massacre

On December 1, 1992, 17 bus passengers were shot dead by armed Khalistani militants at Sidhwan Khurd in Jagraon District of Punjab.

View Profile   01-Dec-1992

Nirankari Bhawan Explosion

A bomb explosion was carried out by Khalistani terrorists on December 19, 1991, at Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana, outside of Nirankari Bhawan.

View Profile   19-Dec-1991

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Narcotics Monitor

  • Punjab police on May 4 arrested 13 persons connected to cross-border smuggling, with links to Pakistani smugglers supported by ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), and seized arms, ammunition, drugs and cash from them from different parts of Punjab. The Deputy Inspector General, Border Range, Narender Bhargav, said that police had arrested 13 smugglers and recovered 6 foreign-made pistols including one .32 bore, two Glocks, and three 30 bore, 7 magazines, 77 live rounds, 4.5 kg heroin and INR 32.5 lakh drug money from their possession. He said the arrest of the gang has not only disrupted the cross-border drug and arms smuggling operation but also prevented potential terrorist incidents in the border state. The seized arms, including Austrian Glocks, were brought into India through drones and traditional smuggling techniques. Most of the suspects were natives of border villages in Punjab.

    04-May-2023

  • The Border Security Force (BSF) on May 2 arrested two suspected drug smugglers, identified as Harjinder Pal Singh and Lovepreet Singh from near the Kaku Singh Wala border post in Abohar in Fazilka district. According to BSF, they were carrying out a reconnaissance mission to locate a suitable spot to receive a drug shipment from across the border.

    02-May-2023

  • The Garhshankar police arrested two smugglers and recovered drugs and liquor from their possession in Hoshiarpur district on May 2.

    02-May-2023


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Terrorist Profile

Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)

Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)

Origins of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) can be traced back to Babbar Akali Movement in 1920. However, its latest violent incarnation was created in the aftermath of sectarian clash on April 13, 1978 between Nirankaris and activists of Akhand Kirtani Jatha. The clash had resulted in the death of Akhand Kirtani Jatha Chief Fauja Singh.
View Profile  1978

Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF)

Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF)

Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) was formed towards the end of 1986 by Arur Singh as its ‘chief’. He formed KLF after being ejected from the Panthic Committee. He organised Mai Bhago Regiment under the banner of KLF as the armed wing of Presidium faction of All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF).
View Profile  1986

International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)

International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)

ISYF was formed in August 1984 in England in the aftermath of Operation Blue Star. It was founded by Amrik Singh and Jasbir Singh Rode, nephew of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale who had joined Khalistani movement in 1982. ISYF held its first conference in Walsall, United Kingdom. Similar to other Khalistani militant groups, ISYF also has fractured into splinter groups.
View Profile  1984

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Paramjit Singh Pamma

Paramjit Singh Pamma

Paramjit Singh Pamma was born in Chamkaur Sahib, Ropar district of Punjab. He is a member of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and is on the NIA most wanted list. Until 1992, he was involved in petty crimes. He left India in 1994 and visited Pakistan and started fundraising for the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI).

Navneet Singh Kadian

Navneet Singh Kadian

Navneet Singh Kadian was a member of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF). The associates of Navneet Singh were involved in the 1992 kidnapping of a Romanian ambassador Liviu Radu in New Delhi to publicize their cause at a global level.Navneet Singh took over KLF after the death of Kuldeep Singh Keepa Shekhupura, who was killed on February 25 1994.

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh originally from Moga district in Punjab and current resident of Surrey in Canada is a Khalistani separatist with affiliation with ISYF and KLF.
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Separatist Profile

Sikhs for Justice (SFJ)

Sikhs for Justice (SFJ)

Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), which claims to be a human rights advocacy group with offices in Canada, the US and the UK, is a pro-Khalistan organization that seeks for the creation of a ‘sovereign state of Khalistan’.
View Profile  2007

Dal Khalsa International (DKI)

Dal Khalsa International (DKI)

Dal Khalsa is a separatist Sikh organisation which was formed on August 6, 1978 with the main objective to attain an 'Independent Sovereign Sikh Nation'.
View Profile  1978

Council of Khalistan

Council of Khalistan

Council of Khalistan
View Profile  1970

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Gurpatwant Singh Pannun

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a Lawyer based in New York, USA, is heading a “Sikh For Justice –(SFJ)” organization for carrying out separatist activities against India

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