Khalistan referendum campaign goes to UN in Geneva
GENEVA: The secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) announced that thousands of Sikhs from across Europe will descend to Geneva during the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session next month to participate in the referendum vote of Khalistan.
Addressing a press conference under the iconic broken chair outside the United Nations building in central Geneva, SFJ leaders announced that the vote will be held in Geneva on December 10, inspired by “l ‘equality’ – the theme of United Nations Human Rights Day 2021.
Sikh leaders who gathered in Geneva to make the announcement include Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, lawyer and legal adviser to SFJ; Paramjeet Singh Pamma, UK-EU coordinator of the Khalistan referendum; and Duoinderjit Singh, SFJ coordinator for UK-EU.
“Before the vote on the referendum on Khalistan on December 10 in Geneva, we will approach the representatives of the country stationed there to submit to them ‘India’s Criminalization of Khalistan Referendum’ – a report on the repression underway by the government of Narendra Modi in India and abroad, the democratic initiative of the SFJ which is in perfect harmony with the UDHR, the ICCPR and the Charter of the United Nations, ”Pannun said.
“In November 1984, India used the electoral rolls to commit the genocide of the Sikhs. In 2021, Sikhs are using electoral rolls for freedom, ”said Pannun, who is camping in Geneva to coordinate Khalistan’s referendum vote.
He announced that the vote in Geneva would take place under the supervision of the Punjab Referendum Commission (PRC) – a panel of leading impartial experts on direct democracy – which oversaw the three phases of the referendum held in the United Kingdom. United so far.
Meanwhile, Pamma has said the ongoing SFJ vote on Khalistan is potentially going to be the third secessionist vote held in Europe after the Scottish and Catalan referendums.
He said tens of thousands of Sikhs traveled to the UK in three phases to express their disgust at the “genocide” the Indian state has committed against the Sikhs since partition.
In addition, Duoinderjit said the Indian government wanted millions of Sikhs around the world “to forget about the genocide of tens of thousands of Sikhs, but for Sikhs this is not an option.”
“India has persisted in its efforts to eradicate Sikh history, culture and religion. We must resist this at all levels and our campaign will continue for the creation of Khalistan for the Sikhs. “
Voting in the Khalistan referendum, which began on October 31 in London, will continue across the UK throughout November and over the weekend Leicester will see British Sikhs voting for the creation of a independent body. Khalistan through the non-binding but very important referendum.