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US-based Sikh group announces US $ 1 million for Punjab, Haryana farmers hurt in Delhi’s protests

A U.S.-based Sikh advocacy organisation, which is preparing to hold a worldwide referendum to demand the secession of Punjab from India, announced Friday $1 million in aid to Punjabi farmers who have sustained injuries or damage to their vehicles in police clashes as they marched to New Delhi to protest against new farm legislation.
The press release issued by the Sikhs for Justice (SfJ) announced that it would open 24-hour call centres on 30 November in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom (UK), France and Germany to take online applications from Punjab and Haryana farmers to pay for their losses and also to register votes for the ‘Khalistan referendum.’
Farmers protested on Friday against a new law sponsored by the right-wing government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that they say it would reduce their incomes and favour large corporations.
The SfJ said it is kick starting the “Khalistan Referendum” voting from London, UK, on August 15 for the independence of Punjab, the press release said. In a statement, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, SfJ’s General Counsel, promised that when Punjab is liberated from Indian occupation, the farmers’ loans will be waived and free power supply granted.
“If the Modi government does not scrap the farm bills, as demanded by the farmers, SfJ will initiate legal action against India at the international level with the backing of various Kissan organizations,” Pannun added.

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