“Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) is using “Ballot” to liberate Punjab while India is using “Bullets” to stop the ongoing Khalistan Referendum – the motive behind India’s efforts to kill me.” – Gurpatwant Singh Pannu
WASHINGTON, DC (KP) – The Financial Times reported that American authorities foiled a sinister plot by the right-wing Hindu led Indian Government to assassinate an American Sikh lawyer and legal advisor of the Sikhs for Justice, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.
According to the report the US federal prosecutors have filed a “sealed” indictment against at least one suspect at a New York District Court in connection to the plot, another suspect has reportedly absconded from the US – possibly making his way back to India.
In reaction, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the target of the assassination plot stated that Violence begets violence and questioned of Modi Government ready to face consequences for the attempt on his life.
The Sikhs for Justice legal advisor further stated on his X (Twitter.com) post:
“The foiled attempt on my life on American soil by the Indian agents is transnational terrorism which is a threat to the US sovereignty, freedom of speech and democracy, so I will let the U.S. government respond to this threat.”
“Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) is using “Ballot” to liberate Punjab while India is using “Bullets” to stop the ongoing Khalistan Referendum – the motive behind India’s efforts to kill me.”
“India is using mercenaries to kill Pro Khalistan Sikhs hence I dare Modi Government to declare Open Armed Conflict with Punjab and history is a witness that the Sikh sovereigntists will defend with equal force and continue to campaign for liberation of Punjab from the Indian occupation.”
“At this time my focus is not threats to my life but to organize American Phase of Khalistan Referendum scheduled to start from San Francisco CA on January 28, 2024, which Indian government is attempting to block.”
The Financial Times reports comes two months after the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated in an address to the Canadian Parliament that there were credible allegations linking Indian agents to the murder another Sikh activist, Bhai Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June. Nijjar was gunned down in a Sikh Gurdwara complex parking lot in Surrey, BC by unknown assailants, who were reportedly on hire by the Indian authorities.
At that time, India vehemently rejected Canada’s accusations and expelled several members of the Canadian embassy staff. Meanwhile the Indian lap-dog media, known as “Godi media,” openly ridiculed Trudeau’s assertions and egged the Indian to “attack” Canada with “missiles and bombs” for even bringing up the issue of the assassination of the Canadian Sikh activist.
Ironically, both the Indian Government and the “godi” lap-dog media are totally silent after the assertions by the United States authorities have surfaced after the Financial Times report.
It should be noted that both Pannun and Nijjar spearheaded the Sikhs For Justice referendum on the creation of an independent Sikh state in which over 300,000 in support ballots were registered by the Canadian Sikh diaspora in 2023.
In related news the Intercept News published report Secret Intelligence Documents Show Global Reach of India’s Death Squads states that “The Indian Government’s intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, or RAW, has been planning assassinations targeting Sikh and Kashmiri activists living in foreign countries.”