Sikhs protest at UN HQ against India over Khalistan leader’s murder
Hundreds of Sikh community representatives gathered in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York to condemn the murder of the Khalistan leader in Canada and press their demand for Khalistan as an independent Sikh homeland.
The protest was held a week after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told parliament that his government had seen “credible allegations” that India was responsible for the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a prominent Canadian Sikh leader.
The demonstrators chanted slogans to condemn the Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi and called for punishing the perpetrators of Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s murder.
The protest demonstration was arranged by a representative body Sikh Youth of America.
The decades-old Khalistan movement got a new momentum after the revelations by Trudeau erupting Sikh community’s protests before the Indian diplomatic missions and other important landmarks across the globe.
“Breaking News – India is killing Sikhs; India is responsible for terrorism in Canada; Wanted Modi Hindu Terrorist; India Committed Genocide of Sikhs; India Quit Punjab; and Free Punjab End Indian Occupation” were among the few slogans inscribed on the placards held by the protestors.
The turban-clad protestors also held yellow flags marked with the word “Khalistan” and stepped on the Indian flag to vent their hatred against the country accused of the persecution of minorities.
The protestors chanted slogans like “AbRaajKareGa- Khalistan (Now Khalistan will rule); What We Want- Khalistan; Who is Killer – Indian Modi; NijjarTeraQatilKon (Nijjar Who is Your Killer) – Hindustan Hindustan; and Death to Killer of Nijjar.
Punjab Bane GaKhalistan; Haryana Bane GaKhalistan; Rajasthan Bane GaKhalistan; UP Bane GaKhalistan; and Himachal Bane GaKhalistan were also the slogans chanted by the protestors.
The placards were also marked with images of Sikh leaders murdered by the Indian government in different countries.