Sikhs hoist Khalistan flag at Indian High Commission in London


London: Sikhs took down the Indian flag at the Indian High Commission in London and hoisted the Khalistan flag.

In a viral video on social media, Sikh youths can be seen taking down the Indian flag and putting up the Khalistan flag. Meanwhile, youths carrying the flag of Khalistan in their hands were shouting slogans against India and in favor of Khalistan. The attempt of the Indian diplomatic official to stop them from taking down the flag of India and hoisting the flag of Khalistan failed.

According to the Sikh community living in London, the purpose of hoisting the Khalistan flag by taking down the Indian flag at the Indian High Commission is to protest against the arrest of Amrit Pal Singh, a supporter of the Khalistan movement in Indian Punjab and his 6 colleagues, and the referendum on Khalistan in Australia.

It was an expression of solidarity. Australia is voting on Khalistan today.

Earlier, the uncle and driver of absconding Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh have surrendered before the Punjab police amid the ongoing operation to catch the separatists leader.

Swarndeep Singh, SSP Jalandhar Rural told news agency ANI, “Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh’s uncle and driver surrendered before the Punjab police last night,” reported the agency.

According to reports, Amritpal’s uncle Harjeet Singh and driver Harpreet Singh surrendered before the police near a gurdwara near Shahkot in Punjab. They had absconded together with Amritpal in Mercedes and the police are negotiating with Amritpal’s uncle for his surrender.

The police have also recovered .32 bore pistol and 1 lakh rupees from Amritpal’s uncle Harjeet Singh. As per ABP Sanjha, his uncle is in talks with a DIG-level officer for negotiating Amritpal’s surrender.

The search operations have now entered day 3 since the state police launched a massive hunt to arrest pro-Khalistan leader, Amritpal Singh.

On Saturday, Waris De Punjab’s legal advisor Imaan Singh Khara said that fugitive pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh has been arrested by the Punjab Police in Shahkot. However, the police denied the claim and said that they were still making efforts to apprehend Amritpal Singh, reported news agency ANI. Imaan Singh Khara also alleged that the police wanted to kill Singh in a “fake encounter”.

Khara filed a writ petition with the Punjab and Haryana High Court, citing Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees the Right to Life. He claimed that the police cannot beat up anyone without following the proper court procedures. “Today I filed a criminal writ petition (Imaan Singh Khara vs State of Punjab) in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. This is a Habeas Corpus writ petition,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.