Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has presented a new map of Khalistan to the Pakistani media and sought support from the Government of Pakistan.
Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, the founder of the banned organisation SFJ has described Shimla as the capital.
In addition, local media reports, SFJ’s founder held a meeting at the Lahore Press Club to announce the dates for the ‘Punjab Independence Referendum’ (January 26, 2023).
Pannu observed to Pakistani journalists:
“The referendum seeks to liberate Punjab from India. On June 6, 1984, the Indira Gandhi government attacked Darbar Sahib and killed Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his followers.”
Pannu has claimed that Shimla will be the ‘future capital’ of Khalistan and will also include Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Sikh-dominated areas of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. However, Pannu’s map left “Kartarpur Sahib’ one of the holiest Sikh pilgrims out of Khalistan.
“Today we are also releasing the map that when Indian Punjab becomes independent, these areas will be included in Khalistan.”
Recently, Khalistani flags were discovered at the state Assembly building in Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh. Pannu had released a video taking responsibility for this act and also issued threats to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and DGP Sanjay Kundu.
“War is on against you, CM Thakur. You did not learn from AAP CM Bhagwant Mann of not starting a conflict with SFJ.”
Pannu has been booked under anti-terror law UAPA and other penal offences under section 13 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and sections 153 A and 153 B of the India Penal Code, besides section 3 of the HP Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act, 1985.
He has asked the government of Pakistan to acquire a ‘new and friendly neighbour’’ in Khalistan. Pannu said:
“Once independent, Khalistan along with Pakistan will shift the balance of power in South Asia and bring the necessary stability, peace and prosperity to the region.”
Now, time will tell if Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto will extend diplomatic support to Pannu’s fantasies!