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The people familiar with the development cited above said the fresh FIR will empower NIA to investigate SFJ’s activities in various countries.(File photo)

NIA probing Khalistani funding for protests against India overseas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 06:45 AM IST
According to the case registered last week, Khalistani elements based in India are also receiving funds through non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the people added, requesting anonymity.
A file photo of a sticker on Khalistan seen pasted on a signboard, in Chandigarh, India, on October 11, 2020.((File photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times))
A file photo of a sticker on Khalistan seen pasted on a signboard, in Chandigarh, India, on October 11, 2020.((File photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times))

Canadian think tank MLI slams Sikhs for Justice for filing defamation case

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Macdonald-Laurier Institute has said that a civil defamation lawsuit filed against it by the separatist group SFJ is a “meritless attempt to silence public debate”
The blocked websites were being used by the banned the separatist group for fanning anti-Indian sentiment and militancy, says the government.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The blocked websites were being used by the banned the separatist group for fanning anti-Indian sentiment and militancy, says the government.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Pro-khalistan group websites blocked, SFJ’s Pannun is govt’s next target

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 09:16 PM IST
Pro Khalistan group SFJ was banned last year while its separatist leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has been designated an individual terrorist by the government a couple of days ago.
Members of Dalit Group Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of New York held a protest against the SFJ activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu.(Sourced)
Members of Dalit Group Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of New York held a protest against the SFJ activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu.(Sourced)

Dalit group in New York protests burning of Indian Constitution by SFJ adviser

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:38 AM IST
Ashok Mahi, president of Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of New York, said they were offended by SFJ activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu’s move and had reached out to his organisation also to underscore their “strong feelings” associated with the Constitution and Dr BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution.
The Centre, in a notification issued on July 10, 2019, declared SFJ as an unlawful association, and banned it for five years.(HT File Photo)
The Centre, in a notification issued on July 10, 2019, declared SFJ as an unlawful association, and banned it for five years.(HT File Photo)

Tribunal upholds ban on pro-Khalistan group

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2020 06:56 AM IST
The tribunal, in its order of January 6, noted that US-based SFJ, run by Sikhs of foreign nationality in the US, Canada, the UK and so on, was behind the campaign, Referendum 2020, which sought ceding of the state of Punjab from the Union of India.
The Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) was declared an unlawful organisation on July 10.(HT File Photo)
The Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) was declared an unlawful organisation on July 10.(HT File Photo)

Tribunal issues show-cause notice to SFJ

UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 12:49 PM IST
A notice has been issued to SFJ as to why the association declared unlawful, be not adjudicated to be so and why the order confirming the declaration be not made.
Weeks after being booked for sedition, UK-based Punjabi rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist “Referendum 2020” campaign being run by the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for a separate homeland for Sikhs in Punjab.(Shivam Saxena/HT File Photo)
Weeks after being booked for sedition, UK-based Punjabi rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist “Referendum 2020” campaign being run by the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for a separate homeland for Sikhs in Punjab.(Shivam Saxena/HT File Photo)

Rapper Hard Kaur supports ‘Khalistan’ campaign powered by banned SFJ

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 11:56 AM IST
In a number of videos posted on social media four days ago, Hard Kaur is seen supporting the referendum and appealing to the people to vote for Khalistan.
A poster by US-based secessionist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) about referendum 2020 in a gurdwara in San Jose, California.(HT PHOTO)
A poster by US-based secessionist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) about referendum 2020 in a gurdwara in San Jose, California.(HT PHOTO)

Government bans US-based pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 09:10 PM IST
Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) - a US-based secessionist group that supports the cause of Khalistan has been pushing for Referendum 2020 for the self determination of Sikhs as part of its separatist agenda.
A view of Panja Sahib temple during Baisakhi festival in Hassan Abdal, Pakistan(Reuters File)
A view of Panja Sahib temple during Baisakhi festival in Hassan Abdal, Pakistan(Reuters File)

Sikh separatist group SFJ accuses Pakistan of betrayal after being barred from referendum registration

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2019 11:56 AM IST
The SFJ claimed that it was prevented from posting Khalistan banners and conducting a registration drive at the Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan despite having been invited there by president of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee on behalf of the government there.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, foreign minister SM Qureshi, cricketer-turned-Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal and others during ground breaking ceremony for Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan's Kartarpur, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.(PTI)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, foreign minister SM Qureshi, cricketer-turned-Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal and others during ground breaking ceremony for Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan's Kartarpur, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.(PTI)

Pro-Khalistan group SFJ plans its secessionist 2020 referendum at Kartarpur

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2018 09:06 AM IST
While the original plan had been to hold a major event at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, SFJ’s legal advisor Gurpatwant Pannun told HT that the opening of the corridor will allow the group access to a much larger number of pilgrims from India at Kartarpur Sahib than would be possible at the more distant Nankana Sahib.
The arrested man, Shabnamdeep Singh, is associated with the Khalistan Gadar Force, a terrorist organisation, said police.(HT File Photo)
The arrested man, Shabnamdeep Singh, is associated with the Khalistan Gadar Force, a terrorist organisation, said police.(HT File Photo)

ISI terror module busted in Patiala; arrested man ‘planned attack during festive season’

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 10:32 AM IST
Punjab Police arrested Shabnamdeep Singh, a part of ISI terror module, and recovered a hand grenade, a pistol, letter pads belonging to a banned terror organisation and a motorcycle from him.
Gurpatwant Singh Pannun(HT File)
Gurpatwant Singh Pannun(HT File)

Twitter blocks account of Sikhs for Justice’s legal adviser

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 09:32 AM IST
Pannun was behind organising a meeting in Trafalgar Square, London, on August 12 to build support for Referendum 2020, which he has been propagating for getting Punjab declared as a separate state of Khalistan.
A banner for the event in Trafalgar Square, where a ‘London Declaration’ is supposed to be issued, calling for a ‘referendum’ on independence of Punjab.(HT Photo)
A banner for the event in Trafalgar Square, where a ‘London Declaration’ is supposed to be issued, calling for a ‘referendum’ on independence of Punjab.(HT Photo)

‘Referendum 2020’: SFJ a sham outfit trying to foment trouble in India, says Punjab CM

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 09:28 AM IST
Capt Amarinder said the UK government should have put its foot down and not allowed its soil to be used to propagate anti-India campaign.
During investigation, the accused confessed that they were radicalised and were being funded by their foreign-based handlers.(Representative image)
During investigation, the accused confessed that they were radicalised and were being funded by their foreign-based handlers.(Representative image)

Two radicals backed by Khalistani handlers arrested in Batala

Hindustan Times, Batala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 08:27 PM IST
The accused have been identified as Dharminder Singh alias Commando Singh, a resident of Harpura village, and Kirpal Singh, a resident of Fatehpur Nawanpind village.
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right) and his wife Sophie Gregoire (left) and son Xavier (centre) visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar on February 21.(AFP File)
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right) and his wife Sophie Gregoire (left) and son Xavier (centre) visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar on February 21.(AFP File)

Canadian Sikh groups push back against alleged smearing over Khalistan

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 11:01 PM IST
Community groups like WSO and SFJ allege smearing of Sikhs following attention paid to the issue of Khalistan thanks to the controversies surrounding Justin Trudeau's visit to India and videos showing Jagmeet Singh at a couple of separatist events
A poster of Sikhs For Justice, a hardline Sikh activist group active in Canada.(Courtesy Sikhs For Justice)
A poster of Sikhs For Justice, a hardline Sikh activist group active in Canada.(Courtesy Sikhs For Justice)

Hardline Sikh group’s Facebook page taken down

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2018 12:57 PM IST
Sikhs For Justice, a hardline Sikh group, has had a Facebook page, which was part of an online campaign, taken down over the weekend.
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