Sikhs launch campaign In Melbourne for Khalistan Referendum
Md Jubair: The pro-Khalistan secessionist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) launched Khalistan Referendum Campaign in Melbourne Australia with thousands participating in Nagar Kirtan calling upon Australian Sikhs to vote on January 29 with the aim of “Haryana Banay Ga Khalistan”.
During the past decades, a large influx of Indians from the state of Haryana has migrated to Australia.
Several hundred Sikh youths holding Khalistanflags, wearing Shaheed Bhindranwale t-shirts and raising “Haryana Banay Ga Khalistan” slogans campaigned for January 29 voting in Melbourne.
Khalistan Referendum Voting Centre in Melbourne has been dedicated to Shaheed Satwant Singh and Shaheed Kehar Singh — the assassins of Indira Gandhi who were hanged on January 6, 1989, in Tihar Jail Delhi.
The SFJ has released a map of the areas earmarked for secession from India through the Khalistan Referendum which declares Shimla as the capital and includes the Union Territory Chandigarh and states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Sikh populated areas of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The SFJ’s map for aimed Sikhhomeland Khalistan, while engulfing several states and territories of India outside Punjab conspicuously leaves Nanakana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib, the historical Sikh places in Pakistan out of the map.
From London, UK, where the Khalistan Referendum voting started on October 31, 2021, so far more than 600,000 Sikhs have voted in the polling held in Geneva, Milan, Rome, and Toronto.