LONDON: Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) founder and Khalistan Referendum spokesman Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has said the assassination plot charges against Nikhil Gupta and other Indian state officials by the US authorities are in fact charges against Narendra Modi.
The Sikh leader said it is reassuring that the US government is steadfast in its fundamental constitutional duty to protect the life and liberty and freedom of expression of the US Citizen at home and abroad.
“This is the bedrock of American democracy,” said the pro-Khalistan leader after the US released a bombshell indictment of Indian agents and officials directly accusing and charging them of conspiring to kill Pannun for his activism for the creation of Khalistan.
In a statement released from Washington, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said: “I will let the US officials respond to the questions related to the specifics of India’s ‘hire to assassinate’ plot to kill me, timeline of investigations, indictments and most importantly Indian government’s involvement in the plot to silence my voice for organizing the Khalistan Referendum.” Pannun said: “An Indian Hindu Nikhil Gupta has been indicted for assassination attempt but in fact this is an indictment against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a known human rights violator who has a track record of using violence to suppress criticism and dissenting political opinion.
“India’s Modi government wants to kill me because as General Counsel to advocacy group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) I am organising the voting in Khalistan on the Question “Should Indian governed Punjab be an independent country”?.
“The attempt on my life on American Soil is the blatant case of India’s transnational terrorism which has become a challenge to America’s sovereignty and threat to freedom of speech and democracy, which unequivocally proves that India believes in using bullets while pro Khalistan Sikhs believe in ballots.”
Meanwhile, a TIME magazine female staff writer has taken her X account off after coming under attack from the Indian government assets online for interviewing Sikh leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for the publication on the failed Indian attempt to assassinate him on the American soil.
Rajvanshi, who is TIME’s London staff writer, did a lengthy question-and-answer article with the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) leader and Khalistan Referendum’s spokesman on the Financial Times investigation that the US government had recently thwarted an attempt by the Indian government to kill Pannun in New York, where he mostly lives, for his Khalistan campaign.
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