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Canadian Sikhs Declare Support for Punjab Independence Referendum: Sikhs For Justice

May 5, 2015 | By

Toronto, Canada: Seeking an independent Sikh country, “Ontario Gurdwaras Committee” (OGC) a Canadian umbrella Sikh organization passed a historic resolution in support of holding a referendum in the state of Punjab in the year 2020.

Since the military invasion of Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the Golden Temple, in June 1984 in the operation code named “Blue Star”, Canadian Sikhs have been supporting the movement for creation of “Khalistan”, a sovereign Sikh country. Canada is home to the largest Sikh population living outside India.

Canadian Sikhs Declare Support for Punjab Independence Referendum

Canadian Sikhs Declare Support for Punjab Independence Referendum

On May 03, a gathering of more than 150,000 Canadian Sikhs unanimously passed the Punjab Referendum Resolution during annual Khalsa Day parade in Toronto.

Chanting slogans in favor of Independent Sikh country, participants walked over 11 kilometers from Malton to Sikh Spiritual Center Toronto carrying placards demanding referendum in the state of Punjab.

“Self determination is the right of Sikh people as guaranteed by the UN Charter”, stated attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun legal advisor to “Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ). “Support of Canadian Sikhs to hold “referendum 2020″ will go a long way in realizing community’s long standing demand for separate country”, added Pannun.

SFJ a human rights group has given a call to hold a referendum in the year 2020 on the question of Sikh sovereignty. Referendum 2020 will be held in the state of Punjab and among Sikh diaspora living in America, Canada, United Kingdom, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Middle Eastern Countries.

“Referendum 2020″ will be managed by independent and reputable organizations and monitored by international NGOs.

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