- Sikhs for Justice Group threatens Himachal Pradesh CM not to hoist the tricolor
- CM Jairam Thakur said – will get the agency investigated
- SFJ supports the intention to create Khalistan
The pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has reportedly threatened that Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will not be allowed to hoist the tricolor in the state. The threat was received in a pre-recorded phone call made to Shimla journalists at 10:54 am. The caller identified himself as Gurpatwant Singh Panoon and said that he is the Vakil (General Counsel) of SFJ organization.
Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur on Khalistani’s threatening call to journalists in Shimla: We will look into it, if anything is found, action will be taken. I haven’t spoken to any agency yet. I will look into it, an agency will definitely investigate it. He called it unfortunate.
Threatened and said – will not let the tricolor fly
The man said, ‘We will not allow Jai Ram Thakur to hoist the tricolor.’ She also said that this was stated by the lawyer of the organization from Washington DC. He said in English, ‘Himachal Pradesh was part of Punjab and we demand a plebiscite in Punjab. After liberating Punjab, we will take over those areas of Himachal Pradesh which were part of Punjab.
Police has not said anything on the threat
Panoon also asked the farmers and pro-Khalistan Sikhs not to allow Jai Ram Thakur to hoist the tricolor. Some people in Himachal Pradesh claimed that they too had received such phone calls. Police have yet to comment on the threat.
SFJ supports the intention to create Khalistan
The US-based SFJ calls for Sikh Referendum 2020 as part of its separatist agenda. The group’s goal is to make Punjab an ‘independent and sovereign’ country. It openly supports the intention to create Khalistan and challenges India’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.