Why silent over pro-Khalistan rally in London, Congress asks Narendra Modi government

Thousands of Sikhs and their supporters gathered to demand a 'Referendum 2020' campaign in Punjab.

Published: 13th August 2018 11:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2018 11:36 AM   |  A+A-

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi ( Photo | EPS/ Shekhar Yadav)


NEW DELHI: Describing the pro-Khalistan rally in London by the Sikhs as a conspiracy to divide the country, the Congress on Monday questioned the Narendra Modi-led government's silence on it.

"As a sinister conspiracy is hatched to revive militancy in Punjab, why are BJP-Akali Dal mum? Why has the 56' Modi government been stunned into a conspiratorial silence? Isn't it a conspiracy to break the country? Why silence then?" Congress spokesman Pradeep Singh Surjewala said in a tweet attaching a news report about the pro-Khalistan rally.

The Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a human rights advocacy group with radical leanings, held what it calls a "London Declaration" on an independence referendum for Punjab at Trafalgar Square in London on Sunday.

Thousands of Sikhs and their supporters gathered to demand a 'Referendum 2020' campaign in Punjab.

They also brandished banners reading "Free Punjab, End Indian occupation", "Punjab Referendum 2020 for Khalistan" and "We will re-establish Punjab as an independent country".

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  • Hiralal

    Indian Government did its best to persuade British from encouraging such rallies that are evil in concept but British being what they are enjoyed the Sikh dissent. Congress particularly Pappu is always racking issues that are beyond the reach of Government in New Delhi.
    8 months ago reply
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