US: Indian diaspora panel seeks to incorporate Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Pannun and SFJ on no-fly checklist

Picture Supply : FILE Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.

An Indian diaspora panel has sought to incorporate Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and his banned organisation Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) on the no-fly checklist over his latest risk in the direction of the Indian authorities and Air India to explode the flight on November 19.

In a brief video, Pannun appealed to Sikhs on this planet to not journey by Air India from November 19, saying that it may be life-threatening. This was not the primary time he threatened the Indian authorities to orchestrate a large assault on India. Earlier final month, he threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to study from the Israel-Palestine struggle and added an analogous “response” unravels in India.

“We’re asking the Sikhs to not fly Air India on nineteenth November. On nineteenth November, there will probably be a worldwide blockade and the Air India won’t be allowed to fly anyplace internationally. Sikhs, you don’t journey by Air India after nineteenth November. It may be life-threatening. That is my warning to the federal government of India. The Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport ought to stay closed on the nineteenth of November,” he stated in a 1.37-second video.

A gaggle of Indian People and Indo-Canadians, throughout a panel dialogue “Indians in Canada underneath Menace of Terror and Hate Crimes”, organised by the Basis for India and Indian Diaspora Research (FIIDS), stated that it was time for governments to take robust motion in opposition to the Khalistani terrorist.

“Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has misrepresented freedom of expression for freedom of terror and his allegations in opposition to India for the killing of extremist Niggar stirred anti-Indian and anti-Hindu crimes in Canada. His insurance policies appear to be ignoring the threats of extremism which is able to in the end adversely affect Canada,” stated FIIDS Chief of Coverage and Technique, Khanderao Kand.

‘SFJ doesn’t characterize Sikhs’

The panel dialogue targeted on why Pannun and members of the SFJ weren’t already listed within the no-fly checklist for his threats in opposition to Air India, alluding to the 1985 Air India bombing that killed over 300 individuals.

California-based Sukhi Chahal stated the Sikh for Justice didn’t characterize Sikhs as an entire and propagated a distorted and hateful narrative in opposition to Hindus and Sikhs. Chahal additionally blamed the British and the Congress social gathering for sowing hatred between the 2 communities and claimed that ‘pretend Khalistanis’ are well-funded and supported by Western nations.

Moreover, Canada-based Ruchi Walla expressed concern concerning the radicalisation of younger Sikh people by incorrect historic data and asserted the significance of unity amongst Hindus and Sikhs.

FIIDS analyst Mohan Sonti blamed former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the daddy of the present PM, for the present threats in opposition to Hindus by Khalistani terrorists in addition to the 1985 bombing. He additionally accused subsequent Canadian governments of nurturing and supporting the immigration of Khalistani terrorists

Safety alerted after Pannun’s risk

After Pannun’s newest Air India risk, Canada’s Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez stated that the Canadian authorities has taken the risk very critically and added that safety businesses have been investigating the matter.

“Our authorities takes any risk to aviation extraordinarily critically. We’re investigating latest threats circulating on-line carefully and with our safety companions,” he stated. Moreover, Canadian authorities have additionally assured India that it has already enhanced the safety of Air India flights.

In the meantime, India’s Excessive Commissioner to Ottawa Sanjay Kumar Verma stated Pannun’s assertion was of “severe prison intent, punishable in all authorized jurisdictions” and added that needs to be taken cognisance of by Canada.

Earlier on Thursday, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs in a press briefing, stated India has strongly condemned latest threats made about Air India flights by Khalistani terrorists and added, “We’ve got been engaged with overseas governments on the actions of radical and terrorist parts, which have been inciting violence and intimidation of our management, our diplomats.”

The most recent risk got here at a time when the relations between India and Canada have been poised to a brand new low over the killing of a Khalistani terrorist in British Columbia. Earlier final month, when he threatened to disrupt the cricket World Cup, Ahmedabad police registered an FIR in opposition to Pannun. The FIR was registered in Ahmedabad underneath the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA). 

(with inputs from PTI)

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