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Sikh Americans Gather In Sacramento For Khalistan

Sikh Americans Gather In Sacramento For Khalistan

Over 60,000 American Sikhs participated in a voting process organized by the secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), held at the California State Capitol in Sacramento during the second phase of the Khalistan Referendum. Security at the event was provided by US snipers and police, as reported by US media.

During the first phase of voting, thousands of Sikhs were unable to cast their votes, prompting SFJ to organize a voting day on Sunday, March 31st, to accommodate those who missed out. The voting process was overseen by the independent Punjab Referendum Commission (PRC) and conducted under tight security with US police and snipers monitoring closely.

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On voting day, nearly 20,000 Sikh individuals lined up at the center from dawn to cast their votes. Throughout the day, thousands of Sikhs remained at the center, chanting devotional Sikhism verses, advocating for Khalistan’s establishment, and denouncing assassination plots against Sikhs by Narendra Modi’s Hindutva regime.

The voting event occurred months after the assassination of Khalistan Referendum’s Canada lead, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, by Indian agents inside Canada’s largest Gurdwara. The US secret services also thwarted an Indian government plot to assassinate Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, leading the worldwide Khalistan Referendum campaign.

The activities preceding the voting day included Akhand Path Sahib to honor Jathedar Gurdev Singh Kaunke as “Quami Shaheed” (a martyr of the Sikh nation), who was killed by the Indian Government. The Khalistan Referendum Voting Center, situated at the California State Capitol on March 31st, was named after and dedicated to Shaheed Jathedar Kaunke.

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Attorney at Law and General Counsel to SFJ, paid tribute to Jathedar Kaunke and reiterated the Sikh community’s commitment to achieving autonomy and ending Indian dominance. The Punjab Referendum Commission has rescheduled the Khalistan Referendum for July 28th, 2024, in Calgary, Canada.