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Pro-Khalistani slogans appear on pillars of Delhi metro stations

The slogans were written by supporters of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), a banned Sikh separatist group based in the United States….reports Asian Lite News

Pro-Khalistani slogans were found written on pillars of Delhi metro stations on Sunday, prompting police to launch an investigation. The slogans were seen at Karol Bagh and Jhandewalan Metro Stations.

Reportedly, the slogans were written by supporters of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), a banned Sikh separatist group based in the United States.

An FIR has been filed by the Delhi police, and CCTV footage of the two metro stations has been obtained from the Delhi Metro authorities.

A security guard at a building close to the Karol Bagh Metro station said that he noticed the writing in black paint on the pillars of the metro station when he came for duty on Sunday morning.

“I came to duty at 8 am and saw that something was written in black colour on the pillars of the metro station. A huge crowd had gathered there and was reading the slogans,” Bajrangi, the security guard, said speaking to ANI.

“These slogans may have been written at night because no one was there at that time and no one saw who wrote these slogans,” he added.

In a similar incident in January this year, the Delhi Police apprehended a man for his alleged involvement in making pro-Khalistani graffiti on walls in Delhi’s Tilak Nagar area.

In August last year, the Delhi Police Special Cell detained two persons from Punjab in connection with pro-Khalistan graffiti and slogans painted at more than five metro stations in Delhi.

Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) criminalizes and punishes making statements, speeches, or acts that have the effect of disturbing public tranquillity or law and order by promoting enmity or creating fear or alarm between classes of people on the basis of differences in religion, caste, language, or place of birth.

Section 505 of the IPC, on the other hand, criminalizes making statements, reports, or rumours that encourage members of the armed forces or a police officer to refuse to perform their duty, encourage a person to commit offences against the state or disturb public tranquillity, and incite persons to disturb public tranquillity. (ANI)

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Canada Arrests 3 Accused in Nijjar Murder

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) named the three men, all Indian nationals, and released their photographs, reports Asian Lite News

Canadian police on Saturday released photographs of all three persons arrested in the killing of India-designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar last year amid an ongoing probe into alleged connections of the Indian government.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in a statement named the three men, all Indian nationals, as Karanpreet Singh, 28, Kamalpreet Singh, 22 and Karan Brar, 22 and released their photographs. The trio were arrested in Edmonton city in Alberta.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) of Surrey, RCMP on Friday (local time) said that on the morning of May 3, IHIT investigators, with the assistance of members from the British Columbia and Alberta RCMP and the Edmonton Police Service, arrested the three men for the June 2023 killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey a suburb in Vancouver.

The trio have now been charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the homicide.

Along with photographs of the three accused, the Canadian police has also released the photographs of the car believed to have been used by the suspects in the time leading up to the homicide, in and around the Surrey area.

Addressing reporters at a news conference on Friday, RCMP Assistant Commissioner David Teboul, who leads the Federal Policing Program in the Pacific Region, emphasised the active nature of the investigation into Nijjar’s murder.

“Three suspects have been arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in the killing of Nijjar…. We are not able to make any comments on the nature of evidence… Nor can we speak behind the motive of murder of Nijjar… However, I will say this matter is very much under active investigation,” he said.

“There are separate and distinct investigations ongoing into these matters, certainly not limited to the involvement of the people arrested today, and these efforts include investigating connections to the government of India,” Teboul also said.

Public Safety Minister Dominic Leblanc refrained from confirming any connection to the Indian government, asserting that such inquiries should be directed to the RCMP, CTV News report.

“I have full confidence in the security apparatus of the government of Canada and the work of the RCMP, and the work that the (Canadian) Security Intelligence Service does,” Leblanc said.

“The police operation that you see ongoing today confirms that the RCMP take these matters extremely seriously. But questions with respect to particular links or non-links are properly put to the RCMP,” he added, according to CTV News report.

Police personnel have not given any evidence of any link to India as was being speculated in Canadian media. India has repeatedly denied the allegations, terming them “absurd and motivated.”

Hardeep Singh Nijjar

Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was designated a terrorist by India’s National Investigation Agency in 2020, was shot and killed as he came out of a Gurdwara in Surrey in June last year.

On June 18, 2023, the Surrey RCMP received a report of a shooting at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey. First responding members located a man, later identified as Hardeep Singh Nijjar, suffering from fatal gunshot wounds inside a vehicle.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been carrying out the investigation. It has continued to work closely with a number of partner agencies and support services across Canada, as far east as Ontario, including the Surrey RCMP, the Alberta RCMP and other Lower Mainland Integrated Teams.

The Canadian police have not given any evidence of any link to India as was being speculated in Canadian media.

Nijjar’s killing triggered diplomatic tensions between Canada and India after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India of being involved in the killing — a claim which India has rejected as “absurd.”

The video of his killing that reportedly surfaced in March this year showed Nijjar being shot by armed men in what has been described as a “contract killing”. (ANI)

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Ahead of Republic Day, SFJ Launches Khalistan Referendum Registration in India


Pannun declared that the 26th of January will be the decisive day in Delhi…reports Asian Lite News

Ahead of the 75th Republic Day, the outlawed Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has announced that it is going to start Khalistan referendum voter registration in India, and will spend $1 million to promote it in the national capital.

Calling the Tiranga (Tricolour) as their target, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, leader of the radical outfit, said in a fresh video released on Friday that January 26 is going to be a “D-Day” in Delhi.

“On 26th January, we are going to start Khalistan voter registration in India…the target is Tiranga. Twenty-Sixth January is going to be D-Day in Delhi. We are going to spend $1 million to raise Khalistan flag in Delhi,” Pannun, the SFJ’s legal counsel, said.

Declared as a designated terrorist in 2020 by India under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), Pannun also targeted French President Emmanuel Macron who will be visiting the country as Chief Guest for the celebrations.

“This is going to be a show for French President Macron,” Pannun said, admonishing the leader for “aiding and assisting” Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Asking the people in Delhi to “stay home and stay safe”, the Sikh rebel said: “People of Delhi, we have nothing against you… The fight is between the pro-Khalistan Sikhs and this Modi regime.”

On Monday, Pannun called for the shutdown of airports from Amritsar to Ayodhya ahead of the January 22 Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha ceremony.

He also exhorted Muslims in the country to “oppose” the ceremony, and urged them to carve out ‘Urduistan’ from India.

While the US claims to have shielded him from a purported assassination by Indian agents, he is wanted in nearly two dozen cases, including some of terrorism and sedition in India.

In September 2023, his properties in Amritsar and Chandigarh cities were seized by the NIA, which also charged him and his separatist organisation under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and the UAPA on November 20, 2023.

Following the NIA charges, the radical Sikh and his secessionist group gave a call to pro-Khalistan elements to “picket” Air India’s outbound flights from the airports in the Canadian cities of Toronto and Vancouver on December 1, 2023.

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Khalistan Offers No Hope For Punjab

It’s ironic that Pannun’s destructive brand of activism thrives in the West concurrently with the India’s genuine efforts to empower Punjabi youth, writes Parminder Singh Sodhi

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the self-proclaimed leader of the fringe Khalistan separatist movement, has recently been in the media quite frequently. Not only did he threaten violence against an Air India flight and the Indian Parliament, but now he has also offered legal aid to miscreants caught trespassing in the Parliament building – none of whom hail from Punjab.

This begs the question: if Pannun and his ilk truly care about the well-being of Sikhs, where exactly are their priorities? Why dedicate resources to aiding individuals with no apparent connection to the movement, while ignoring the potential of their own community? Why not channel those funds towards positive, forward-looking initiatives that could empower Punjabi youth and build a brighter future for all?

Imagine the impact of scholarship funds enabling access to higher education in the US, UK, or Canada. Picture student exchange programs fostering cultural understanding and breaking down stereotypes. Envision thriving sports programs equipping young people with valuable skills and promoting a healthy lifestyle. These are the investments that align with the core tenets of Sikhism – values of community, service, and progress. Should these not be the talking points and priorities of ‘leaders’ of a state?

Instead, Pannun and his group choose the path of negativity and division. Their actions stand in stark contrast to the Sikh faith, renowned for its commitment to peace, justice, and social well-being. Sikhs dedicate themselves to upliftment and service, not divisive rhetoric and empty threats.

Furthermore, it’s ironic that Pannun’s destructive brand of activism thrives in the West concurrently with the India’s genuine efforts to empower Punjabi youth. Initiatives like Startup India and Khelo India are tangible examples of commitment to a bright future. And the results are clearly visible. Athletes from Punjab brought several medals for India in the recent Asian Games. Innovations by the youth, right from the school level, are nurtured and honed into sustainable businesses for growth and job creation. These programs demonstrably invest in the education, economic, and athletic potential of young people, paving the way for self-reliance and success.

The choice, then, is clear and stark: Pannun’s divisive rhetoric and self-serving agenda, or the constructive, collective, concrete endeavors toward building a thriving, inclusive future for Punjab. The misplaced priorities by Khalistan extremists speak volumes about their true intent. Their hollow tagline of “Khalistanis are true Sikhs” rings hollow in the face of their actions, which demonstrably contradict the core values of the faith and offer nothing but empty promises to the communities they claim to represent.

It is time for the world to see through the façade of manufactured outrage and recognize the true face of this extremist movement. The path to progress lies not in threats and intimidation, but in positive, community-driven initiatives that empower youth and build a brighter future for all.

(The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author. The article first appeared in Khalsa Vox)

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Khalistani Supporters Confront Indian Envoy in New York

In a similar incident in September this year, Indian High Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami was not allowed to enter a gurdwara in Scotland’s Glasgow by a few Khalistani radicals…reports Asian Lite News

A group of Khalistani supporters heckled Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu outside a gurdwara in New York and accused him of killing Sikh hardliner Hardeep Singh Nijjar and also “plotted to murder” Gurpatwant Singh Pannun — a listed individual terrorist of the banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) outfit.

The incident came days after Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on November 22 said that US shared some inputs pertaining to nexus between organised criminals, gun runners, terrorists and others and these inputs are a cause of concern for both countries and they decided to take necessary follow up action.

The incident took place at Hicksville Gurdwara in New York where a person could be heard shouting at the Sandhu with accusations over the killing of Nijjar, who was shot dead in Canada in June this year.

BJP spokesperson RP Singh Khalsa on Monday shared a video which showed Sandhu being surrounded by people amid continuous shouting.

“Khalistanies tried to heckle Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu with basless Questions for his role in the failed plot to assassinate Gurpatwant, (SFJ) and Khalistan Referendum campaign,” he said on X.

“Himmat Singh who led the pro Khalistanies at Hicksville Gurdwara in New York also accused ambassador Sandhu for India’s role in the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was President of Surrey Gurdwara and the coordinator for Canadian Chapter of the Khalistan Referendum.”

In a similar incident in September this year, Indian High Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami was not allowed to enter a gurdwara in Scotland’s Glasgow by a few Khalistani radicals.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had on November 20 registered a fresh case against ‘listed individual terrorist’ Pannun over his latest viral video threatening the passengers flying on Air India with a global blockade and closure of the operations of the airline from November 19.

In his statement on November 22, Bagchi had also said that issues in the context of US inputs were already being examined by relevant departments. In a statement on reports of discussions between India and US on security matters.

“During the course of recent discussions on India-US security cooperation, the US side shared some inputs pertaining to nexus between organized criminals, gun runners, terrorists and others.”

He said the inputs were a cause of concern for both countries and they decided to take necessary follow up action and added that on its part, India takes such inputs “seriously” since it impinges on our own national security interests as well.

“Issues in the context of US inputs are already being examined by relevant departments,” the MEA spokesperson added.

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Nijjar Killing: Envoy Says India ‘Convicted’ Even Before Completion of Probe

Indian envoy to Canada maintained that New Delhi would look into anything “very specific and relevant” is communicated to them to back up Justin Trudeau’s allegations.

Indian High Commissioner to Canada Sanjay Kumar Verma has raised objections to the fact that New Delhi was “convicted” even as the investigation into the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjat on Canadian soil was not fully concluded.

Urging Canada to release evidence to back up its allegation in connection with the killing, the Indian envoy maintained that New Delhi would look into anything “very specific and relevant” is communicated to them to back up Justin Trudeau’s allegations.

In an interview with CTV news channel, the high commissioner was asked about the allegations raised by Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau of possible Indian government’s involvement in Nijjar’s killing.

Responding to this, Verma said, “There are two points on that. One is that, even without the investigation being concluded, India was convicted. Is that a rule of law?”

On being asked “how was India convicted”, the high commissioner said, “Because India was asked to cooperate and if you look at the typical criminal terminology, when someone asks to cooperate, it means you have already been convicted and you better cooperate”.

“So, we took it in a very different interpretation. But, we have always said that if there is anything very specific and relevant, and communicated to us. We will look into it,” the Indian envoy added.

Ties between India and Canada have been strained after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made allegations of Indian involvement in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on Canadian soil earlier this year. Nijjar was shot dead outside Gurdwara in Canada’s Surrey on June 18.

India had rejected the allegations and called them “absurd and motivated” and expelled a Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move after Ottawa asked a senior Indian diplomat to leave.

Notably, Canada has not been able to present any evidence to back its claims over the killing, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

Earlier this week, India resumed the electronic visa services for eligible Canadian citizens with effect from November 22, 2023. This came after India decided to resume visa services in Canada for four categories after a considered review of the security situation last month.

In October, Canada pulled out 41 diplomats from India and also halted its visa and consular services in Chandigarh, Mumbai, and Bengaluru consulates in the wake of the Union government’s decision to strip them of their immunity.

This came after New Delhi conveyed its concerns to Ottawa over the disproportionate number of diplomats in India and sought a ‘parity’ in diplomatic strength. (ANI)

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Khalistan Leader Pannun Sets Date for ‘Picket’ at Air India Flights

Pannun said that his video message is a “non violent call” to “boycott” Air India, and not “bomb” it….reports Asian Lite News

Pro-Khalistan leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun released a fresh video on Wednesday giving a call to “picket” Air India flights on December 1 at Toronto and Vancouver international airports in Canada.

Pannun’s call to target the outbound AI 188 and AI 186 flights from Terminal One comes a day after National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered a case against the banned Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) group leader over a November 4 video threatening the Indian flag carrier.

“As General Counsel to SFJ, I reaffirm my call to boycott Air India, and Modi government cannot stop SFJ from running secessionist Khalistan referendum which is the real motive behind NIA’s frivolous terror case,” Pannun said in his new video.

Pannun said that his video message is a “non violent call” to “boycott” Air India, and not “bomb” it.

He said that his campaign to boycott the airline will continue as “every dollar that goes to Air India and other Indian businesses is being used to perpetuate existential threat to the Sikh population in India, Pannun said.

In the video, Pannun dedicated this campaign to Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar who was gunned down outside a gurdwara in Surrey in June this year.

Listed as an ‘individual terrorist’ by India in 2020, Pannun had said in his video that Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport’s (IGIA) name would be changed and remain shut on November 19.

He also threatened people planning to travel via Air India airlines on that day, saying their “lives would be in danger”, and that the flag carrier would not be allowed to operate in the world.

NIA booked Pannun under sections 120B, 153A & 506 of the Indian Penal Code and sections 10, 13, 16, 17, 18, 18B & 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

An NIA spokesperson said that as part of his concerted plan to promote terror acts in India and revive terrorism here, Pannun has been creating a false narrative around the issues prevailing in Punjab, especially with regard to Sikh religion, by promoting enmity between the Sikhs in the country and other communities.

“The latest threat is in line with the same narrative, which Pannun has actively promoted in the past by threatening & attempting to disrupt essential transportation network systems, including the Railways, as well as Thermal Power Plants in India,” the spokesperson stated.

Pannun has been under the NIA’s lens since 2019, when the anti-terror agency registered its first case against him.

In September 2023, the NIA had confiscated his share of the house and land of the listed terrorist in Amritsar (Punjab) and Chandigarh.

Non-bailable arrest warrants were issued against Pannun by the NIA Special Court on February 3, 2021 and he was declared a ‘Proclaimed Offender (PO)’ on November 29, 2022.

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Pakistan’s Khalistan Gamble: A Dangerous Choice

Supporting the Khalistan extremist movement risks terrorism and separatism in Pakistan….writes Parminder Singh Sodhi

In the complex world of international relations, the interplay between domestic politics and global dynamics can have far-reaching consequences. Often, neighboring countries find themselves secretly delighting in each other’s troubles.

The ongoing dispute between India, Canada, and their Western allies has added fuel to the simmering Khalistan movement. While some in Pakistan may be tempted to view India’s predicament with satisfaction, it is crucial to recognize the potential dangers that this movement poses not only to India but also to Pakistan and regional stability, as highlighted in a report by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI).

The Khalistan extremist movement poses a multitude of dangers, including terrorism, secessionism, and religious extremism. Supporting such groups exposes Pakistan to the risk of terrorism within its own borders.

As per the IPRI report, Khalistan’s original claim to Lahore and other parts of Pakistan is a deeply troubling aspect of this movement. The assertion of territorial claims by Khalistan extremists has the potential to spark conflict between these groups and the Pakistani government. This issue adds yet another layer of instability to the already volatile region.

Pakistan’s support for Khalistan extremists has grave economic consequences too. Maintaining a proxy army and providing financial assistance to these groups diverts resources from critical domestic needs, hindering economic development.

Moreover, it exposes Pakistan to international sanctions, causing further economic strain. The loss of foreign investment is another glaring issue, as potential investors become wary of a country associated with extremist activities.

Internationally, Pakistan’s support for Khalistan extremists is alienating the country from the global community. Its inclusion on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list already reflects the world’s growing concern about Pakistan’s role in promoting extremism.

Deteriorating relations with the United States, a long-standing ally, and its growing isolation in the region have dire consequences for Pakistan’s global image and diplomatic ties.

A rare admission by General Hamid Gul, former head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), regarding Pakistan’s support for Khalistan extremists, is a significant revelation. It highlights Pakistan’s intention to use extremist groups as a means to exert influence and create instability in the region. This admission only adds weight to the suspicions of Pakistan’s involvement in supporting radical elements within India, further complicating India-Pakistan relations.

The IPRI report also referenced Terry Milewski’s book ‘Blood for Blood‘, where he reveals Pakistan’s pivotal role in supporting the Khalistan movement since its inception, underscoring the historical depth of this association.

Pakistan’s consistent support for Khalistan extremists reveals a long-standing commitment to promoting separatism and religious extremism. This history raises concerns about Pakistan’s long-term intentions and its willingness to stoke regional instability. The book further reveals Zulfikar Bhutto’s ‘revenge’ plan for 1971 was to help create Khalistan.

The ISI’s recent funding of Khalistan activities in Canada, organizing referendums, and convening meetings with Khalistan leaders is part of its ‘Plan-K’ to propagate anti-India sentiments. These allegations have the potential to severely damage Pakistan’s international reputation and prove counterproductive.

Supporting narratives promoted by certain political leaders and extremist groups, while it may seem beneficial in the short term by fueling tensions and unrest in India, can backfire. If left unaddressed, this will act as a force multiplier, endangering Pakistan’s territorial integrity and regional peace.

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Pakistan’s Role In Khalistan Advocacy Raises Concerns

Documents unveiled in 2018 link Pakistan’s ISI to this initiative, painting a picture of a well-orchestrated campaign aiming to destabilize India’s northern frontier. …writes Dr. Jasneet Bedi

The recent surge in pro-Khalistan sentiments in countries like Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia has not only taken the Indian government by surprise but has also revealed the intricacies of global politics.

While these nations shelter behind the guise of ‘democratic processes’, the crux of the matter is that the Khalistan Referendum has turned into a chessboard where pawns are moved by forces external to the Sikh community.

Let’s begin by unraveling the “Referendum 2020” campaign. Touted as a grassroots movement for Sikh rights, its origins are murkier than they appear.

While the initiative supposedly stands for the independence of the Indian Punjab, there is no call for the inclusion of West Punjab, which lies in Pakistan. The glaring omission only reinforces India’s long-held suspicions about Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence’s (ISI) hand in fanning the flames of separatism.

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Documents unveiled in 2018 link Pakistan’s ISI to this initiative, painting a picture of a well-orchestrated campaign aiming to destabilize India’s northern frontier.

Pakistan’s strategy is clear: as the nation struggles with international scrutiny over its Islamist militant groups, the Khalistan agenda serves as a covert channel to achieve its objectives.

Events such as the Punjab Referendum Conference in 2018 and the London Declaration on Punjab Independence Referendum 2020 illustrate the global reach of this campaign.

However, the involvement of dubious personalities like Lord Nazir Ahmed, a convicted felon, not only challenges the legitimacy of these gatherings but also underscores Pakistan’s insidious designs.

Logo of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence organization(wikipedia)

Interestingly, the narrative is not just being driven through offline events. The surge in Twitter accounts promoting the Khalistan agenda, corroborated by Google Trends, paints a picture of a digital warfare strategy. In the age of information, it’s clear that the battle for Khalistan is as much online as it is on the ground.

The connections don’t just stop at the ISI. Pakistan’s overt support can be witnessed through figures like Ghazala Habib, head of Friends of Kashmir, and Gurparwant Singh Pannu’s audacious letter to former PM Imran Khan.

Their intertwined relationships and public endorsements are hardly covert, revealing a direct line between Khalistan advocates and Pakistan’s establishment.

While the Khalistan referendum might parade as a voice of the Sikh diaspora, its underpinnings suggest a nefarious agenda driven by external influences.

It’s high time that nations housing these activities recognize the machinations at play and prioritize global peace over localized politics. After all, in this game of chess, it’s not just India’s peace at stake but the stability of the entire South Asian region.

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Khalsa Aid India Chief Quits Amid Khalistan Funding Probe

The esteemed humanitarian organization is currently undergoing a thorough investigation, causing widespread astonishment across the nation due to these disconcerting revelations…reports Asian Lite News

In a stunning twist of events, Amarpreet Singh, the leader of Khalsa Aid in India, has resigned from his position in the midst of explosive accusations regarding foreign funding received from the banned Khalistan terror group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ).

The renowned humanitarian organization is currently facing rigorous examination, leaving the nation in a state of shock due to these unsettling disclosures.

In a dramatic twist, a letter dated October 8, purportedly issued by Khalsa Aid on social media, claimed that “organisational changes” were necessary for the “smooth running of operations.”

While the charity maintains that these changes were made in the spirit of accountability to the people, many are left wondering if there is more to this story than meets the eye.

The controversy surrounding Khalsa Aid erupted in August when the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted a raid on the charity’s India headquarters in Patiala.

During the raid, documents were seized, and two mobile phones owned by Amarpreet Singh were confiscated, further deepening the mystery surrounding the charity’s finances.

But the NIA’s actions didn’t stop there. They also conducted a search at Amarpreet Singh’s residence, intensifying their investigation following the attack on an Indian mission in London on March 19.

Amarpreet Singh was questioned extensively about the source of money and the details of volunteers associated with Khalsa Aid, leaving many wondering if there was a sinister connection between the charity and the shocking attack in London.

The dark cloud over Khalsa Aid thickens as it becomes apparent that the charity came under the NIA’s radar after a case was registered against the US-based terrorist organization, Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), in 2021 during the farmer agitation.

The probe agency has alleged that SFJ funneled foreign funds through NGOs like Khalsa Aid to support “pro-Khalistan elements” in their efforts to spread “propaganda against India.”

While Amarpreet Singh remains unavailable for comment, Patiala CID officials have confirmed his resignation as Khalsa Aid’s India chief.

The nation now waits with bated breath as investigations continue into the shocking allegations surrounding the charity. The charity world is in turmoil, and the fallout from these revelations is sure to be felt far and wide.

As the truth behind these allegations unfolds, one can’t help but wonder how an organization dedicated to humanitarian causes could find itself embroiled in such a sensational scandal. The nation watches closely as the story of Khalsa Aid’s alleged ties to terrorism continues to unravel.

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