The eyewash protests being undertaken in the national capital, supposedly against the farm laws, have been exposed for that they are. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered an FIR against Khalistani terrorists for provoking protests against the new farm laws.
The parliament in its monsoon session had passed 3 revolutionary laws which aimed to reform the farming sector by making the occupation more lucrative. However, protests have erupted against this, with farmers coming from Punjab and Haryana and lodging themselves in the national capital. These protests were driven by the vested interests of a few political and pro-Khalistani organisations. Now the NIA has recognised this and has moved to take swift action.
Indicating a clear nexus between the Khalistani agenda and the farmer stir, an FIR has been registered against Khalistani terrorists and a Pakistan-backed organisation, Sikh for Justice (SFJ), which was responsible for provoking the protests. Designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Paramjit Singh Pamma and Hardeep Singh Nijjar have been named in the FIR, alongside several unknown terrorists.
According to sources, large amounts of funds were collected and sent through NGOs to Khalistani elements in India to incite impressionable youth to undertake terrorist acts and also run on-ground campaigns and propaganda.
The FIR was lodged after a letter from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to NIA, which reads, “The Government has received information that ‘Sikhs For Justice’, an ‘Unlawful Association’ under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, and other Khalistani terrorist outfits, including Babbar Khalsa International, Khalistan Tiger Force and Khalistan Zindabad Force along with their frontal organisations, have entered into a conspiracy to create an atmosphere of fear and lawlessness and to cause disaffection in people and to incite them towards rising in rebellion against the Government of India.”
An NIA officer said, “The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Act-2019 empowers us to investigate scheduled offences committed outside India. SFJ and other pro-Khalistani elements involved in this conspiracy, through their incessant social media campaign and otherwise, are radicalising and recruiting impressionable youth to agitate and undertake terrorist acts for Khalistan.”
It is pertinent to note that since the beginning of this agitation, there were horrendous indications of the movement slowly taking the shape of a pro-Khalistani stir.
From the videos that had resurfaced, the pro-Khalistani protesters can be heard issuing threats to Prime Minister Modi. An alleged farmer was heard saying, “December 3 ko meeting hai, agar hal koi hua toh thik hai nahin toh…aap jaante nahin…hamare shaheed Udham Singh ne goro ko Canada me jake thoka…Indira thok di…Modi ki chhati mein…”(If no solution is reached at in the December 3 meeting, you don’t know, our Shaheed Udham Singh shot the colonisers in Canada. Indira Gandhi was taken down. Similarly, in Modi’s chest…”).
Along with threatening India’s leaders, such Khalistani protestors are also praising Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. A protester was heard saying, “Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan is our friend. Our enemy is sitting in Delhi.” In addition to all this, one can also see posters galore of separatist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in the protests. Perhaps the most distressing part here, is that under the garb of protesting against ‘farm laws’, the protesters are hoisting ’Khalistani’ flags in Delhi.
In a democracy, since, every organisation, community or individual has the right to peacefully protest. However, as the real Khalistani elements in these protests come to fore, one understands that the protests have actually very little to do with the farm laws and everything to do with nurturing vested interests. With NIA’s swift action, one can expect a suitable remedy soon.