Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday welcomed Canada’s choice to not recognise the outcomes of ”Referendum 2020” being organised by the pro-Khalistan group ”Sikhs for Justice (SFJ)”.
”Referendum 2020” is a marketing campaign by the SFJ for a separate Sikh state.
He hoped that different international locations too would observe Canada’s instance and reject the “secessionist ”Referendum 2020”, which the SFJ was selling to divide India on communal traces.
Mr Singh was reacting to a media report which quoted a spokesperson of the international ministry of Canada, as saying, “Canada respects the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of India, and the Authorities of Canada is not going to recognise the referendum.”
In a press release, the chief minister mentioned the specific stand taken by the Justin Trudeau authorities on the difficulty is exemplary and different nations and governments must also come out overtly towards SFJ.
The group has been banned by India as a terrorist organisation and its founder Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has been declared a terrorist for actively selling Pakistan-backed terror actions on Indian soil, he mentioned.
Mr Singh mentioned failure to overtly oppose the separatist SFJ may set a harmful precedent for any nation because it could possibly be seen as a case of covert help to an organisation that’s freely propagating secessionist actions.
It was within the curiosity of worldwide peace and safety to reject forces which can be bent on spreading terror, he mentioned, including Sikhs in Punjab had categorically rejected SFJ’s pro-Khalistan motion, which the outfit was spreading on the behest of Pakistan’s ISI.
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