The pro-Khalistan secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) launched Khalistan Referendum Cam-paign in Melbourne Australia with thousands par-ticipating in Nagar Kirtan calling upon Australian Sikhs to vote on January 29 with the aim of “Hary-ana Banay Ga Khalistan”.
During the past decades, a large influx of Indians from the state of Haryana has migrated to Australia. Several hundred Sikh youths holding Khalistan flags, wearing Shaheed Bhindranwale t-shirts and raising “Haryana Banay Ga Khalistan” slogans campaigned for January 29 voting in Melbourne.
Khalistan Referendum Voting Centre in Mel-bourne has been dedicated to Shaheed Satwant Singh and Shaheed Kehar Singh — the assassins of Indira Gandhi who were hanged on January 6, 1989, in Tihar Jail Delhi.
The SFJ has released a map of the areas ear-marked for secession from India through the Khalis-tan Referendum which declares Shimla as the capital and includes the Union Territory Chandigarh and states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Sikh populated areas of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The SFJ’s map for aimed Sikh homeland Khalis-tan, while engulfing several states and territories of India outside Punjab conspicuously leaves Nanakana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib, the historical Sikh places in Pakistan out of the map.
From London, UK, where the Khalistan Refer-endum voting started on October 31, 2021, so far more than 600,000 Sikhs have voted in the polling held in Geneva, Milan, Rome, and Toronto.—Agencies