GG News Bureau
NEW YORK, 21st Sept. Gurpatwant Pannun, leader of radical outfit ‘Sikhs For Justice’ on Wednesday threatened Indo-Canadian Hindus and asked them to leave the country in a video which went viral and said Pro-Khalistan Sikhs have been loyal to Canada.
Gurpatwant Pannun, legal counsel of SFJ, is a banned terror outfit in India, his remarks came after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused New Delhi of its involvement in killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Both countries expelled their diplomats. .
“Indo-Canadian Hindus, you have repudiated your allegiance to Canada and the Canadian constitution. Your destination is India. Leave Canada, go to India,” Pannun, who faced 22 criminal cases in Punjab, said in the 45 seconds video clip.
“Pro Khalistan Sikhs have always been loyal to Canada. They have always sided with Canada and have upholded the laws and the constitution,” Pannun said.
Pannun announced in the video that another referendum to weigh support for Khalistan will be held in Canada on October 29, and it will be asking voters whether Indian high commissioner Sanjay Verma was responsible for Nijjar’s killing in June.
Ottawa-based researcher and commentator Rupa Subramanya wrote on X: “If a white supremacist had threatened saying all people of colour must leave Canada, imagine the uproar.
When a Khalistani threatens Hindus in Canada at an event in Canada, everyone bats their eyelids and looks the other way.”
Pannun told Vancouver-based Global News that protests are set to take place outside Indian consulates in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver on September 25.
“We will not allow the Indian consulates to function and we’re going to push the Canadian government to name the individuals who are responsible for assassinating and giving the orders to hit Nijjar,” Pannun told the news channel.
The SFJ has said that it will be calling for the expulsion of High Commissioner Sanjay Verma.
Pro-Khalistan leader Nijjar was declared a “wanted terrorist” by the Indian government, was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen on the premises of Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, of which he was the head, in the Punjabi-dominated Surrey city on June 18.
The police in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have registered separate FIRs against Pannun, a law graduate from Panjab University in Chandigarh, over threats and attempts to disturb peace, stability and communal harmony.
Canada, the UK and the US, with a sizable Sikh diaspora, have allowed the outlawed group to conduct anti-India activities, including holding illegal referendums to build a campaign for secession of Punjab.