Amid anti-farm bills protests happening in the country, it has come to light that Khalistani group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) is behind the violence, arson, sabotage, dharna.
Ever since three farm bills were passed by the Parliament, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi have witnessed a lot of protests. Protesters are being misled by the Khalistan group and they are being provoked to protest against the bills.
The infamous Islamic organization, Popular Front of India, known for its connections with Islamic extremists, has come out in support of protesters. Khalistani supporters played a major role in the recent violent protests against the farm bills in the national capital.
It has announced support for the protests as well. Now, ads have started appearing on YouTube and other social media platforms that aim to incite farmers against the government. In a video that is doing the round on social media, a man can be seen provoking farmers to protest against the bills. In the video, he is seen offering money to farmers for holding protests and urging farmers to join the Khalistani movement.
Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, founder of SFJ has announced financial support of $10 million for the farmers who have faced any loss while travelling to Delhi. In a recently uploaded video, Pannu asked the farmers to send SFJ details of the losses they have faced, and his organization will reimburse the amount.
In return, Pannu asked to join the Khalistan Movement. He is trying to buy votes for the ‘referendum’ his organization has announced to free Punjab from India and form Khalistan, a nation for Sikhs. Khalistani forces are getting a lot of support from Pakistan.
In the video, Pannu said, “Sikhs For Justice has announced $1 million for the farmers of Punjab and Haryana. The funds will be given to those who got injured or faced any losses while travelling to Delhi.” He asked the farmers to make calls to Sikhs for Justice on November 30, the day on which Sikhs will celebrate the birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
“On November 30, register your vote for Punjab referendum. This is a fight between Hind and Punjab. Khalistan is the only way out. These black laws that are taking away your lands can only be countered with freedom. The day Punjab gets free, no one will be able to take over any farmer’s land in Punjab,” he further added.
It is to be noted that the Khalistan organisation SFJ, funded by Pakistan, had earlier announced a grant of $1 million for farmers in Punjab and Haryana in lieu of their support for Khalistan.
On 23rd September, it was revealed that the SFJ had distributed $1 million among farmers who had defaulted on agricultural loans.
“From October 1 to October 8, any farmer — irrespective of his faith — can register 25 votes for the Khalistan Referendum 2020 and get a grant of Rs 5,000 as assistance to repay their agricultural loans,” SJF said. The security agencies have since received inputs on the latest offer by SFJ.
Gurpatwant Singh Pannu had tried to incite the farmers of Punjab against the Modi government. He alleged that the Modi government wanted to enslave the farmers of Punjab and Haryana by turning them into destitute.
Earlier in September itself, the banned pro-Khalistani group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) had announced a door-to-door campaign for registration of voters supporting its separatist agenda called ‘Referendum 2020’.
Netizens have noticed the video running as an advertisement on YouTube that is against the Google Advertiser Policies. As per Google’s policy, “Ads that potentially profit from or exploit a sensitive event with significant social, cultural, or political impact, such as civil emergencies, natural disasters, public health emergencies, terrorism and related activities, conflict, or mass acts of violence” are not allowed.