Government of India bans Sikhs for Justice
The Union Ministry of Home has recently banned a US-based secessionist group – Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for advocating secessionist and pro-Khalistani activities in India. The group was advocating an online campaign for Khalistan “Sikh Referendum 2020” to establish an independent and sovereign country in Punjab. a separate land for the Sikhs. Its founder Avtar Singh Pannu was seen shouting slogans and wearing a T-shirt that said “Khalistan Zindabad, Referendum 2020” at the India-New Zealand cricket match in the U.K. on 10th July 2019. The group has been banned as an unlawful association under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967.