The house of a Sikh separatist, associated with pro-Khalistan leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun who is a designated terrorist in India, has been hit by gunfire in Canada’s Ontario province, a media report said. The incident comes just days after multiple shots were fired at the Surrey home of Simranjeet Singh — a “friend” of banned Khalistan Tiger Force leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a designated terrorist in India, who was shot dead outside a Sikh temple in British Columbia last year.
The leader of pro-Khalistan Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, has warned that the Chief Ministers of Delhi and Punjab will face a “political death” if his associates were not released by next month.
US-based Indian designated Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the founder of the banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has issued fresh threats ahead of India’s Republic Day. Several pictures on social media show pro-Khalistani graffiti in New Delhi. The graffiti contained threats ahead of the Republic Day parade on January 26 with claims that SFJ aims to “avenge” the death of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
The US government has refused to provide “discovery material” after it was asked by a New York court to respond to a motion filed by lawyers of Indian national Nikhil Gupta, named in an alleged plot to assassinate Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.
Khalistan separatist leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun continued his incendiary provocation of violence against India on Monday, calling for shutdown of airports from Amritsar to Ayodhya ahead of the January 22 Ram temple Pran Pratishtha (consecration) ceremony.
As tempting as it is to believe, there appears to be no recognizable connection between President Joe Biden’s inability to attend the Republic Day celebrations in India on January 26, 2024, and the tensions between Washington and New Delhi over the stunning allegations of India’s involvement in the plot to assassinate Khalistani separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.
In his first public response to allegations of an Indian national conspiring to murder a Khalistani separatist in New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the issue will be examined, but a few incidents cannot derail ties between India and the US.
Indian American Members of Congress have “welcomed” the Indian government’s announcement of a committee of enquiry to probe the alleged foiled assassination plot against India-designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna, Shri Thanedar and Raja Krishnamoorthi called the allegations made in the indictment of Nikhil Gupta in connection with a foiled plot to assassinate a US citizen “deeply concerning.”
Calling India and the US strategic partners, the White House has reiterated that it wants the plot to kill Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on its soil fully investigated and those behind it be held “properly accountable”. “India is a strategic partner. We are deepening that strategic partnership. They are a member of the Quad in the Pacific and we participate with them on a range of security-related issues and we want to see that continue unabated,” John Kirby, Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House, said on Thursday.
Amid the indictment of an Indian in an alleged foiled assassination plot in the US, State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said on Monday that Washington opposes any ‘transnational oppression’ across the world while clarifying that the comment wasn’t specific to India.
It would not be surprising if as a broader strategy, U.S. federal prosecutors eventually offer Nikhil Gupta, the Indian national charged with plotting to assassinate Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a plea deal in exchange for naming names of others in the Indian government who might be involved.
India’s High Commissioner to Canada Sanjay Kumar Verma said that the Indian government is cooperating with an American investigation into an alleged thwarted assassination attempt of Sikhs For Justice leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and not Canada’s probe into the June killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia’s Surrey due to a disparity between the information both nations shared in their investigation.
Calling the foiled attempt on his life ‘transnational terrorism’ and threat to US sovereignty, Khalistan leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said on Thursday that he will let the American government respond to it. The New York-based Pannun’s remarks came a day after Financial Times reported that authorities in the US thwarted a conspiracy to assassinate him and issued a warning to India over concerns that it was involved in the plot.
Pro-Khalistan leader and designated terrorist in India Gurpatwant Singh Pannun of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) 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.
India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) — the country’s counter-terrorism law enforcement agency — has registered a case against ‘listed individual terrorist’ Gurpatwant Singh Pannun over a video in which he threatened passengers flying Air India, the airlines with a global blockade, and the closure of its operations from November 19.
On behalf of the Indian community in Canada, a non-profit Hindu group has urged the Justin Trudeau government to take swift action against pro-Khalistan hardliner Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for threatening Indian diplomats and consulates in G7 nations. Pannun, legal counsel of outlawed Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) and a designated terrorist in India, issued fresh threats this week after Indians turned up in huge numbers for a rally at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto on Monday, condemning the Hamas attacks on Israel.
Stating that pro-Khalistan Sikhs have always been loyal to Canada, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, leader of radical Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), threatened Indo-Canadian Hindus and asked them to leave the country in a video which went viral on Wednesday. The emboldened dare from Pannun, legal counsel of SFJ, which is a banned terror outfit in India, comes after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused New Delhi of involvement in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, resulting in tit-for-tat expulsions of senior diplomats.
IANS- A Sikh man based in the US has alleged that the chief of the Pakistan-sponsored Khalistani extremist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), Gurpatwant Singh Pannun extorted $15,000 from a Dalit youth from Punjab. The US-based SFJ has been running a secessionist campaign seeking to “liberate” Indian Punjab from “occupation”. The group is headed by […]
The interim budget 2024-2025 of the Narendra Modi government does not make any ground-breaking announcements, and the Modi government has not been able to “stoke investors’ imagination” in its second term says Richard Rossow, senior adviser and chair of U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
A US State Department spokesperson on Wednesday did not deny or confirm a news report that the proposed sale of MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones to India was being blocked by lawmakers but did say that officials “routinely consult” with members of the foreign relations committees of the US Congress and address any “questions” that they may have before they are formally notified in the final stage of the approval process.
Bob Dhillon, the president of Sikh Gurdwara San Jose, told indica in an interview that all states in India should have their individual rights rather than the Central government dictating their every move. Dhillon stayed away from the January 28 “referendum” organized by Gurpatwant Singh Pannun’s outlawed group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ).
On January 28, the Civic Center Plaza across the City Hall in San Francisco turned into a little Punjab, where thousands of Khalistan supporting Sikhs converged with their families to vote for a “referendum” demanding a new country to be carved out of India. The vote seeks to gather Sikhs’ opinions on whether Punjab should break away from India to form an independent nation called Khalistan.
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