May 04, 2021
The outlawed pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) is indulging in what officials call an “oxygen conspiracy”. Punjab officials allege that SFJ is trying to fish in troubled waters to increase its followers in the border state.
Over two dozen calls have been tracked down that show Gurpatwant Singh Pannun’s organisation promising Rs 3,000 to Punjab Covid-19 patients in need of oxygen.
“The pandemic is spread all over Punjab. Today, on the 35th anniversary of Khalistan Declaration Day, Sikh for Justice (SFJ) announces to provide Rs 3,000 to families whose members need oxygen. Visit www.oxygen4punjab.org and fill in your name and email. If any of your family members need oxygen, SFJ will provide it in 24 hours."
Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has announced that Sikhs for Justice will provide “Oxygen money” (Rs 3,000) to each Covid patient in Maharashtra, UP, West Bengal and Punjab. SFJ has launched a website www.oxygenfund.org for registration to get oxygen money of Rs 3,000.
Cops believe that at least 200-250 random calls with the message have been made. But the desperate attempt by SFJ has not paid dividends as average calls were cut a couple of seconds into the conversation. It is the same organisation that has also tried to milk the farmer agitation.
US-based Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has been designated a terrorist by India and is general counsel to Sikhs for Justice. The man is said to be running a secessionist agenda of Referendum 2020 to carve out a separate state of Punjab from India.
Since the inception of its Referendum 2020 propaganda, SFJ has been trying to lure the people of Punjab with monetary rewards citing various socio-economic issues like the farmer protest and Covid-19.
In the garb of helping people with monetary rewards, SFJ has been collecting personal data (name, address, passport details, email ID, contact no) of people by asking them to register on different web portals to use this data for its Referendum 2020 agenda.
An officer says, "If anyone fills the form, the data is collected and used to show the support his group has from Indians."
Pannun has a long list of anti-India activities. And despite desperate attempts to lure people from the state, there hasn't been any significant traction, officials tell India Today TV.
SFJ was banned on July 10, 2019, by India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for anti-India activities. After the Covid-19 pandemic broke out last year, Pannun has made several statements targeting the Indian government.