Khalistani supporter threatened to kill Shiv Sena, Punjab state’s Vice President Yogesh Batish. According to Batish, on August 18, 2017 night, he received a phone call from an unidentified number from Bahrain, in which a person identified himself as Karnail Singh threatened to kill him. The caller allegedly said, “Your death is only a few days away, you are a threat to Khalistan and supporter of Hindu religion.”
Khalistani extremist associated with the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), Ajaib Singh Bagri on July 28, 1984, during the founding convention of the World Sikh Organization (WSO) at Madison Square Garden in New York, US, openly called for revenge against India and Hindus. In his speech, he repeatedly said “Until we kill 50,000 Hindus, we will not rest.”
Khalistani supporters threatened to kill the National President of the Anti-Terrorist Front India (ATFI) Viresh Shandilya. In the video, Khalistani leaders can be heard saying “When we did not spare Indira Gandhi; who is Shandilya?... We will burn him alive just tell us the place and time….”
An unidentified caller threatened to kill the Congress’ Member of Parliament (MP) from Ludhiana, Ravneet Singh Bittu and another local party leader Gursimran Singh Mand in Punjab. Gursimran Singh Mand said that the caller gave the threat in a three-minute long call on February 13 evening in which the person also used abusive language against late Chief Minister Beant Singh. Ravneet Singh Bittu is the grandson of Beant Singh who was killed by Khalistani militants in 1995. Bittu had been threatened by the radical Khalistani elements earlier as well. Excerpts from the call: “Have you seen death, how it can come to you, Bittu? We will kill you the same way Beant Singh was killed.”
SFJ, through a video message, threatened Punjab's Minister for Jails Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa over his criticism against its ‘Referendum 2020' campaign. In a video posted on Twitter, the SFJ representative said, “Will you come to Canada or should we handle you in India". Using a foul language against the minister, he further warned that, "Wearing a tag of ‘Referendum 2020', we are roaming openly the world over. If you have guts, spare yourself from bodyguards. You visit any gurudwara without security and our men will teach you a lesson".