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Security agencies vigilant as Sikhs For Justice annouces $1M aid for agitating farmers

As thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are rallying at Delhi's three interstate border points, banned secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) is trying to fish in troubled waters by announcing $1 million aid for farmers who suffered injuries or damage to their vehicles while facing police action in Haryana.

The information has sent security agencies into a tizzy, with many deployed on protest spots in plainclothes to keep a close tab on SFJ supporters who may mingle with protesters as part of their "ill-intention" to lure innocent farmers and take undue advantage of the situation in the name of helping them.

In its recent announcement through a social media platform, the SFJ said it will provide $1 million aid to farmers from "Punjab and Haryana who have suffered bodily injuries or damage to their vehicles while facing police action during their hard-fought journey to Delhi".

The SFJ's message mentions its plan for opening a 24-hour call centre on November 30 in the US, Canada, the UK, France

and Germany to accept online applications from farmers of Punjab and Haryana to reimburse for their losses and also to register votes for its "Khalistan Referendum".

"SFJ is kick-starting the Khalistan Referendum voting from London on August 15, 2021 for the independence of Punjab,"

mentions the message circulated by SFJ's US-based General Counsel and group's key leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun -- designated a terrorist by the Indian government.

Assuring farmers of Punjab and Haryana that the SFJ will bear all the losses they have suffered, Pannun stated that "once Punjab is liberated from Indian occupation, the loans of the farmers will be waived and free power supply granted".

The group has also threatened to take up the matter at the international level if the Indian government did not repeal its three contentious farm laws enacted in September.

"If the Modi government does not scrap the farm bills, as demanded by the farmers, SFJ will initiate legal action against India at the international level with the backing of various kisan organisations," Pannun said in the message.

Security establishment, including anti-terror agencies, have since intensified efforts against the group banned by the MHA via a notification dated July 10 last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) following its "anti-India activities" to disrupt law and order in the country.

However, the security officials maintained, no suspicious activity of the group has been noticed in the national capital or in the interstate border areas so far, even as central agencies are keeping a strict vigil to avoid any untoward activity.

It is the third such message circulated by the SFJ in the past one week. The SFJ earlier this week had called upon farmers of Punjab and Haryana to raise Khalistan flag at the India Gate here on the 12th anniversary of a terrorist attack in Mumbai onNovember 26, following which the national capital was put on high alert.

The SFJ had announced anti-India campaign, 'Referendum-2020', in November this year to seek secession of Punjab from India.

The move followed inputs that the Sikh community across India has rejected the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) sponsored propaganda of 'Referendum-2020'. Pakistani intelligence agency ISI has been backing the malicious campaign launched by the SFJ as a large number of Pakistani Twitter handles have started tweeting in favour of the so-called 'Referendum'.

Dubbing Sikhs in Kashmir as "freedom fighters and Sikh soldiers", the US-based Khalistani radical outfit has urged them to support its most infamous agenda, 'Referendum-2020'.

The group is already on the radar of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which has been taking action against its key leaders such as Pannun and many others. In the beginning of September, based on NIA's inputs, the MHA had issued an order to attach the properties of Pannun and SFJ's Canada coordinator Hardeep Singh Nijjar.


Source: https://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/india/security-agencies-vigilant-as-sikhs-for-justice-annouces-1m-aid-for-agitating-farmers-1.5242779

29-Nov-2020

SFJ announces ‘global referendum’ from UK in Aug 2021

Banned secessionist outfit Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) on Wednesday announced to organise a “global referendum” from the UK on August 15, 2021.

The group’s US-based General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun circulated the anti-India message on some specific internet platforms regarding the move.

The message was followed by a short video shot by Pannun, who along with eight other pro-Khalistan activists was designated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as ‘terrorist’ on July 1 this year.

The announcement will push security establishments and anti-terror agencies here to intensify their efforts against the group which was banned by the MHA via a notification dated July 10 last year by declaring it as an ‘unlawful association’ under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) following its anti-India activities to disrupt peace and law and order here.

Accessed by IANS, the message also claimed to leave SFJ’s mark in the national capital on Wednesday by raising pro-Khalistan slogans.

In the header of the message, the SFJ mentioned, “Khalistan slogans at Delhi Metro and Khalistan flag raised at Yamuna Bridge Crossing”.

“The supporters of secessionist group SFJ have left their mark in the Indian capital by writing Khalistan slogans at Delhi Metro and also a flag has been raised at the Yamuna bridge crossing,” claimed the message which was circulated just two days after the group gave a call to farmers here to hoist Khalistan flags at India Gate in Delhi on November 26 to highlight the campaign of “Punjab Independence Reference”.

“Khalistan flag at Yamuna crossing is message to Modi government about the boundaries of independent Punjab for which SFJ is organising global referendum starting from London on 15th August 2021,” the message further said.

However, the security establishments refused to have noticed any such activity in the national capital. The agencies are also keeping a strict vigil in the suspected areas across the capital city along with the law enforcement agencies to avoid any untoward activity.

Soon after inputs were received from the SFJ regarding the November 26 call for farmers on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attack in Mumbai, the national capital has been put on alert.

Earlier this year, the SFJ had made an announcement to hold its anti-India campaign, ‘Referendum-2020’, in November this year. ‘Referendum 2020’ seeks secession of Punjab from India.

The move followed inputs that the Sikh community across India has rejected the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) sponsored propaganda of ‘Referendum-2020’. Pakistani intelligence agency ISI has been backing the malicious campaign launched by the SFJ as a large number of Pakistani Twitter handles have started tweeting in favour of the so-called ‘Referendum’.

Dubbing Sikhs in Kashmir as “freedom fighters and Sikh soldiers”, the US-based Khalistani radical outfit has urged them to support its most infamous agenda, ‘Referendum-2020’.

The group is already on the radar of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which has been taking action against its key leaders such as Pannun and many others. In the beginning of September, based on NIA’s inputs, the MHA had issued an order to attach the properties of Pannun and SFJ’s Canada coordinator Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Source: https://indiatribune.com/sfj-announces-global-referendum-from-uk-in-aug-2021/ 

25-Nov-2020

Intel alert on SFJ's Nov 26 Khalistan flag-raising call at India Gate

Security agencies have alerted law enforcement agencies in Delhi to keep strict vigil in the national capital as the banned Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) group in its latest move has given a call to farmers of Punjab and Haryana to raise "Khalistan flags" on November 26 at India Gate here.

Even though many of such moves of the secessionist group in the past few months turned futile, Indian agencies are taking all possible measures to maintain peace and proper functioning of the law-and-order situation in the city as well as across India by not ignoring such inputs.

The alert comes amid information that 10 central trade unions on November 26 will observe a nationwide general strike in protest against the Centre's policies, such as privatisation of public sector units and new labour and farm laws. They have also decided to back a two-day farmers' agitation on November 26 and November 27.

Informed sources, requesting anonymity, told IANS that the SFJ might have taken congnizance of the information, finding another opportunity to give call to woo farmers of Punjab and Haryana.

In its "illegal and anti-national" appeal, the SFJ called for farmers' support to raise Khalistan flags on November 26 at India Gate to highlight that "the only solution to farm bills is to carve their independent homeland out of India through a referendum".

SFJ General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, in a video message, advised farmers to reach Delhi on November 25 where arrangements for their night stay have been made at Gurudwaras Bangla Sahib; Rakab Ganj Sahib; Sis Ganj Sahib and Majnu Ka Teela and where Khalistan flags will be supplied to them for hoisting on India Gate, said sources.

Highlighting the significance of November 26, Pannun stated that "while Mumbai attacks of 2008 were perpetrated by agents of Indian deep state, Farms Bill are an open onslaught launched by the Modi government as an economic terrorism against farmers of Punjab and Haryana".

The SFJ called for the move on November 26 as it will be observed as the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attack in Mumbai. Series of terrorist attacks took place on November 26, 2008 in Mumbai when 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing lasting four days killing 166 people and injuring over 300.

In these gruesome attacks, nine terrorists were killed and the lone survivor, Ajmal Kasab, caught and was sentenced to death at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune in 2012. On November 11, 2012, Kasab was hanged in Yerawada Jail in Pune.

On November 1, agencies received similar inputs regarding SFJ's call cause the disruption in the operation of Air India flights from Delhi to London on November 5, which were futile.

SFJ's calls came as the group earlier announced to hold its anti-India campaign 'Referendum-2020' in November this year.

As the group is already on radar of National Investigation Agency (NIA), action is being taken against its key leaders -- Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar-- for their ongoing anti-India activities.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had, in the beginning of September, ordered attachment of properties of SFJ's both Pannun and Nijjar.

Pannun is the SFJ's General Counsel while Nijjar is 'Referendum 2020' Canada coordinator.

The SFJ is presently making efforts to propagate the 'Referendum-2020' on social media since July this year but the MHA on July 5 blocked access to 40 websites launched by the terrorist group for voter registration of people living in Punjab and also removed the Voter Registration app from Google play store.

The MHA declared the SFJ as an 'unlawful association' under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act through a notification dated July 10 last year. The MHA, in a notification dated July 1, had designated Pannun, Nijjar and seven other pro-Khalistanis as 'terrorists' as per the Act's Fourth Schedule.


Source: http://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=774712 

24-Nov-2020

Delhi on alert on SJF's call to disrupt AI fight operation on Nov 5

Delhi has been put on high alert on with inputs received that secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has given a call to cause the disruption in the operation of Air India flights from Delhi to London on November 5.

The banned group is learnt to have given the call on the 36th year of Sikh Genocide on November 5 to internationalize the killing of more than 30,000 Sikhs in the aftermath of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination.

To ground the Air India flights on November 5, agencies alerted the Delhi Police and the concerned authorities that the SFJ has urged the 1984 Genocide victims to descend on Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and dissuade the passengers from travelling on London bound flights AI-111 and AI 531.

In a video message, SFJ General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun stated that "it is a humanitarian obligation to expose the cover up of Sikh Genocide by successive Indian regimes headed by Gandhi to Modi" and urged the passengers of Air India to side with the victims of violence by boycotting the flights AI-111 and AI-531 on November 5.

In his messages Pannun accused both the Congress and BJP as two sides of the same coin for perpetuating the 1984 Sikh Genocide and then extended the impunity to leaders of death squads.

Air India has two flights AI-111 and AI-531 scheduled to take off from Delhi to London on November 5.

Soon after the information received, intelligence wings alerted the Delhi Police, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and IGI authority as well as other concerned officials to foil the SFJ's plan and avoid any unprecedented incident in the national capital.

Sources said that alert has been issued after the information and the Delhi Police as well as CISF, who is responsible for the internal security of IGI Airport, have been asked to keep a tab on movement of suspicious persons.

SFJ's call comes ahead of its earlier announced to hold its 'Referendum-2020' campaign in November this year.

As the group is already on radar of National Investigation Agency (NIA), action is being taken against its key leaders -- Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar-- for their ongoing anti-India activities. The Ministry of Home Affairs had, in the beginning of September, ordered attachment of properties of SFJ's both Pannun and Nijjar.

Pannun is the SFJ's General Counsel while Nijjar is 'Referendum 2020' Canada coordinator.

The SFJ is presently making efforts to propagate the 'Referendum-2020' on social media since July this year but the MHA on July 5 blocked access to 40 websites launched by the terrorist group for voter registration of people living in Punjab and also removed the Voter Registration app from Google play store.

The MHA declared the SFJ as an 'unlawful association' under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act through a notification dated July 10 last year. The MHA, in a notification dated July 1, had designated Pannun, Nijjar and seven other pro-Khalistanis as 'terrorists' as per the Act's Fourth Schedule.

Source: http://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=767036

01-Nov-2020

Terror module: 4 convicted under Arms Act

A local court has convicted four persons, who were part of a seven-member ‘terror module’ busted in 2017, under the Arms Act. However, all seven have been absolved of the charges under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Foreigners Act.

Defence counsel Navjit Singh Turna said Additional Sessions Judge Sarbajit Singh Dhaliwal held Maan Singh Nihang, Sher Singh, Simaranjit and Gurpreet Singh guilty under provisions of the Arms Act.

However, Maan Singh Nihang, Sher Singh, Simranjit and Gurpreet besides three others: Balwinder Singh, Balkar Singh and Satinder Rawat were absolved of the charges under UAPA and

Foreigners Act. Balwinder Singh, Balkar Singh and Satinder Rawat are already out on bail while the remaining four are lodged in different jails in the state.

As per an FIR registered at the Ramdas police station on May 21, 2017, Maan Singh Nihang, a resident of Samrai village near Shri Hargobindpur (Gurdaspur), and Sher Singh, a resident of Kartarpur (Jalandhar), were nabbed by the BSF and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition were recovered from them. It was alleged that the two had links with terrorists in Canada and Pakistan and were trying to recover an illegal consignment of weapons smuggled from Pakistan when they were arrested.

During the investigation, five more persons were named in the case. It was claimed that the accused were in contact with one Gurjivan Singh, an alleged hardliner living in Canada who had arranged the weapons from Pakistan.

Source: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/terror-module-4-convicted-under-arms-act-162067

28-Oct-2020

Pro-Khalistan Radical Outfit Promises IPhone 12 For Students Who Wave Flag On October 31

A radical group named Sikhs for Justice has promised iPhone 12 for all those who wave the Khalistani flag and make a graffiti of the same on walls of educational institutions on October 31. 


This attempt comes after the efforts of pro-Khalistan groups to use the farmers' agitation earlier this month to their advantage to lure in more supporters for Khalistan. 


In a video that did rounds on the internet, Gurpatwant Singh, the General Counsel of the radical Sikhs for Justice group, promises an iPhone 12 with pre-installed referendum applications and VPN (Virtual private network) for students who wave the Khalistani flag or write Khalistan on the walls of educational institutions across Punjab on October 31.   

Pro-Khalistani graffiti spotted 

On Saturday, another pro-Khalistan poster has been spotted in Chandigarh. The poster was pasted on the walls of the bus queue shelter in Chandigarh's sector 16. The poster was immediately removed by the police, and an investigation has been initiated. Sources said that this is the third incident in Chandigarh and Mohali, and Police are tracing the people who are pasting these posters. Police officials at the spot informed Republic TV that the CCTV footage is being scrutinised.

Earlier on October 16, pro-Khalistani graffiti appeared at Sangrur in Punjab. The graffiti was made on the walls of government properties in Dirba village. According to the sources, 'Khalistan Zindabad' slogans were painted on the walls of a government hospital, a school and Panchayat office.


The locals spotted the slogans and immediately informed the police and later on the authorities blurred the slogans. Sources said that such incidents are getting reported every day from different parts of Punjab. Even though the NIA is further investigating the matter but pro-Khalistan activists remain active performing such activities, they added.

Pro-Khalistani terror module busted

Earlier this month, the Punjab Police had busted a terror module of banned outfit Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) by arresting its two cadres in the Hoshiarpur district of the State. They were identified as Makhan Singh Gill alias Amli and Davinder Singh alias Happy, both residents of Noorpur Jattan village in Hoshiarpur, Punjab Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta said.

The DGP had said that based on inputs about the disruptive designs of certain pro-Khalistan elements, who had plans to disturb the peace and communal harmony in the State by launching terror attacks, security forces had launched a major drive in the state to conduct raids and check the movement and whereabouts of members of various terrorist modules busted in the past.


Source: https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/law-and-order/pro-khalistan-radical-outfit-promises-iphone-12-for-students-who-wave-flag-on-october-31.html

24-Oct-2020

Chandigarh: Pro-khalistan pamphlets found pasted in Sector 16, police launch manhunt

About half-a-dozen pro-Khalistan pamphlets were found pasted in Sector 16 of Chandigarh Friday night. The pamphlets were removed and seized by the police, however, the people who pasted the posters are yet to be traced and identified.

It was the third incident in Chandigarh and Mohali, in which pro-khalistani pamphlets and posters were found pasted along the road. The special branch of CID wing of the UT police has been assigned the task of identifying the people behind the posters.

A team of Sector 17 police station led by SHO Inspector Ram Rattan removed the pamphlets. The footage of CCTV cameras installed near the walls on which pamphlets were pasted are being scrutinised, police officials said.

Sources said, “The CID wing has been assigned the task of tracing the people behind this act. Efforts are being made to ascertain the source of these pamphlets. Source including the printing press of such material. In Mohali as well, similar pamphlets were found but the writing style of one of the seized pamphlets was different. Though no FIR was registered, a DDR of the entire incident was lodged at the police station concerned.”

The red and white coloured pamphlets were titled “#Pledgekhalistan”, in support of Jathedar Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict in former Punjab CM Beant Singh murder case.

The seized posters urged people to join ‘revolution Khalistan Zindabad’. Reportedly locals have been receiving calls urging them to indulge in insurgent activities for money. The intelligence wing is also probing the matter.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chandigarh/chandigarh-pro-khalistan-pamphlets-found-pasted-in-sector-16-police-launch-manhunt-6763411/

18-Oct-2020

Another Pro-Khalistan Poster Found In Chandigarh, Punjab Police Launches Investigation

On Saturday, another pro-Khalistan poster has been spotted in Chandigarh. The poster was pasted on the walls of the bus queue shelter in Chandigarh's sector 16. The poster was immediately removed by the police, and an investigation has been initiated. Sources said that this is the third incident in Chandigarh and Mohali, and Police are tracing the people who are pasting these posters. Police officials at the spot informed Republic TV that the CCTV footage is being scrutinised.

Pro-Khalistani graffiti spotted 

Earlier on October 16, pro-Khalistani graffiti appeared at Sangrur in Punjab. The graffiti was made on the walls of government properties in Dirba village. According to the sources, 'Khalistan Zindabad' slogans were painted on the walls of a government hospital, a school and Panchayat office.

The locals spotted the slogans and immediately informed the police and later on the authorities blurred the slogans. Sources said that such incidents are getting reported every day from different parts of Punjab. Even though the NIA is further investigating the matter but pro-Khalistan activists remain active performing such activities, they added.


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Pro-Khalistani terror module busted

Earlier this month, the Punjab Police had busted a terror module of banned outfit Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) by arresting its two cadres in the Hoshiarpur district of the State. They were identified as Makhan Singh Gill alias Amli and Davinder Singh alias Happy, both residents of Noorpur Jattan village in Hoshiarpur, Punjab Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta said.


The DGP had said that based on inputs about the disruptive designs of certain pro-Khalistan elements, who had plans to disturb the peace and communal harmony in the State by launching terror attacks, security forces had launched a major drive in the state to conduct raids and check the movement and whereabouts of members of various terrorist modules busted in the past.

Source: https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/law-and-order/another-pro-khalistan-poster-found-in-chandigarh-punjab-police-launch.html


18-Oct-2020

Anti-terror braveheart shot in Punjab

Shaurya Chakra awardee Comrade Balwinder Singh (Sandhu) Bhikhiwind (62) was today shot dead by two unidentified assailants on his residence-cum-school premises, months after the government withdrew his security cover.

Assailants opened fire on him while he was opening the gate of the school. He was taken to a hospital where doctors declared him “brought dead”. He had suffered five bullet injuries. The Bhikhiwind police station is only 100 metres away from the crime spot.

Tarn Taran SSP Dhruman Nimbale said a case had been registered and all possible angles were being looked into. The deceased’s family members claimed it was an attack by terrorists.

“Comrade Balwinder Singh was on the hit list of terrorists. Even after repeated requests, the police failed to provide security to the family,” said Balwinder’s wife Jagdish Kaur. Balwinder had fought bravely against terrorism for years. He had trained even his children to fight against militants. His exploits made it to the international media, including National Geographic. The Union Government awarded him Shaurya Chakra in 1993. “Balwinder Singh Sandhu and his brother Ranjit Singh Sandhu are opposed to the activities of terrorists. They were on the hit list of terrorists. The terrorists, so far, have made 16 attempts to wipe out the Sandhu family within about 11 months,” the citation for the gallantry award said.

His is the only family in the country that has received four Shaurya Chakras. Besides Balwinder and his wife Jagdish Kaur, his elder brother Ranjit and his wife Balraj Kaur also received the Shaurya Chakra.

Balwinder’s house was located near the ancestral house of Parmjit Singh Panjwar, self-styled chief of the Khalistan Commando Force, who was later declared India’s “most wanted terrorist”.

Panjwar himself led several attacks on the house of the Sandhus. Their house was attacked with rocket launchers hand grenades etc. for over 40 times. When the police failed to come to their rescue, the Sandhus decided to arm themselves.

“Terrorist attacked us numerous times and 42 FIRs were on record,” said Jagdish Kaur.

Though the deceased was a state-level leader of the CPM when he fought against terrorism, he joined the Revolutionary Marxists Party of India (RMPI) about two years ago.

DIG, Ferozepur range, HS Mann visited the crime site.

Source: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/anti-terror-braveheart-shot-in-punjab-156956

16-Oct-2020

Pro Khalistan graffiti on govt buildings in Punjab village

Pro Khalistan graffiti appeared on the walls of three government properties in Dirba village of Sangrur on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. ‘Referendum 2020 ‘ was found painted on the walls as well as gates of the Government Primary School, Committee Ghar and an adjoining building. Police are investigating the matter and have yet to identify the accused. “The slogans were written by miscreants last night. We reached the spot immediately after receiving the information,” said Jagbir Singh, SHO of Dirba police station. Mohit Kumar, DSP Dirba, said, “We are probing the matter and a case will be registered soon.”

Pro Khalistan graffiti appeared on the walls of three government properties in Dirba village of Sangrur on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

‘Referendum 2020 ‘ was found painted on the walls as well as gates of the Government Primary School, Committee Ghar and an adjoining building.

Police are investigating the matter and have yet to identify the accused.

“The slogans were written by miscreants last night. We reached the spot immediately after receiving the information,” said Jagbir Singh, SHO of Dirba police station.

Mohit Kumar, DSP Dirba, said, “We are probing the matter and a case will be registered soon.”

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/chandigarh/pro-khalistan-graffiti-on-govt-buildings-in-punjab-village/story-fCMniyygECzT4CGjoHbOtL.html

15-Oct-2020

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