Vancouver, Canada: More than 200,000 Canadian Sikhs voted in the Khalistan referendum held in Surrey, British Columbia, dedicated to Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was assassinated by Indian agents on June 18 outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, to which he belonged. Was the president.
After the October 29 vote, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, in a virtual address, said Nijjar’s killing has exposed India to the entire world as a terror-sponsoring state.
Pannun said: “This is a war between Punjab and India in which the occupying forces are using violence while the Sikhs are using votes. SFJ is not destroying India with bullets this time, rather we are using the most powerful weapon of this century, the ballot paper, to kill the Indian system which is responsible for the genocide of thousands of Sikhs.
Pannun said, “More than 60,000 voters in the second phase are part of the Narendra Modi government’s terror tactics to stop the Khalistan referendum by withholding visas, canceling identity and travel cards and threats to expel family members of Khalistan supporters in Punjab.” Rejected.”
An estimated 140,000 Canadian Sikhs participated in the first phase of the referendum at the same Gurdwara in September this year. However, thousands of people were unable to vote at that time so a second phase was held on 29 October.
Following the vote, two resolutions were passed by the House: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement in Parliament that Hardeep Singh was the Indian agent behind the murder of Nijjar, impeaching the Indian High Commissioner to Canada, Mr. Sanjay Verma, for conspiring and directing the murder of Nijjar. should be arrested and prosecuted. the killing; To ensure that Verma is prosecuted for the murder of a Canadian citizen, Sikhs for Justice will invoke the “citizens’ arrest” section of Canadian law for which the SFJ has allocated a budget of $100,000; And holding Delhi responsible for the genocide of the Sikhs and the attack on Sikhism, the SFJ released a new map expanding the boundaries of the Sikh homeland to include the Indian capital Delhi as part of Khalistan.
The SFJ also announced it would hold referendums in Abbotsford, Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal next year, but did not give a specific date.
Pannun said: “While the October 29 polling station in Surrey BC was dedicated to Martyr Nijjar, who sacrificed his life while fighting for the liberation of Punjab through the Khalistan referendum, the upcoming polling station will be dedicated to Martyr Ravinder Singh Pannun, Bhupinder Singh will be dedicated to Kuner. , and Shaheed Balbir Singh Khaira, all Canadian Sikhs, to honor their sacrifice during the armed phase of the Khalistan movement.
Nijjar was shot outside the same Sikh temple in Surrey, a Vancouver suburb with a significant Sikh population where the second round of the Khalistan referendum was held on Sunday. Nijjar was an advocate of the Sikh homeland in Punjab and gave his last speech in support of the referendum minutes before his assassination.
Nijjar was the main coordinator of the Khalistan referendum campaign in Canada and a close associate of Pannun.
The Khalistan referendum voting campaign is being conducted under the supervision of the independent Punjab Referendum Commission (PRC) which will announce the results once all the phases are completed. Voting began on October 31, 2021, in London and has so far taken place in several cities in the UK, Switzerland, Italy, Australia and Canada.