Security Agencies on High Alert As SFJ names appear in the ongoing farmer protest

Security establishment, including anti-terror agencies, have since intensified efforts against the group banned by the MHA via a notification dated July 10 last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) following its "anti-India activities" to disrupt law and order in the country.

Security Agencies on High Alert As SFJ names appear in the ongoing farmer protest

As thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh are rallying at Delhi's three interstate border points, banned secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) is trying to fish in troubled waters by announcing $1 million aid for farmers who suffered injuries or damage to their vehicles while facing police action at Haryana border.

The inputs have sent security agencies into a dither, with many intel personnel deployed on protest spots in plainclothes to keep a close tab on SFJ supporters who may create a ruckus in the agitation as part of their "ill-intention" to lure innocent farmers and take undue advantage of the situation in the name of helping them.

SFJ earlier had announced $1 million aid to farmers from "Punjab and Haryana who have suffered bodily injuries or damage to their vehicles while facing police action during their tough journey to the national capital.

The SFJ in an open message mentioned its plan for opening a 24-hour call center on November 30 in the US, Canada, the UK, France, and Germany to accept online applications for the farmers who bore loss in order to lure their vote for Referendum for Khalistan.

 SFJ is kick-starting the Khalistan Referendum voting from London on August 15, 2021, for the independence of Punjab," mentions the message circulated by SFJ's US-based General Counsel and group's key leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun -- designated a terrorist by the Indian government.

Assuring farmers of Punjab and Haryana that the SFJ will bear all the losses they have suffered, Pannun stated that "once Punjab is liberated from Indian occupation, all loans of farmers from the region will be waived off and everyone will get free power supply".

The group has also threatened to take up the matter at the international level if the Indian government did not repeal its three contentious farm laws introduced in September 2020.

Security establishment, including anti-terror agencies, have since intensified efforts against the group banned by the MHA via a notification dated July 10 last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) following its "anti-India activities" to disrupt law and order in the country.

It is the third such message circulated by the SFJ in the past one week. The SFJ earlier this week had called upon farmers of Punjab and Haryana to hoist Khalistan's flag at India Gate on the eve of the 12th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai Attack, which had sent shockwaves among the establishment.

The SFJ had announced an anti-India campaign, 'Referendum-2020', in November this year to seek secession of Punjab from India. The move followed inputs that the Sikh community across India has rejected the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) sponsored propaganda of 'Referendum-2020'. Pakistani intelligence agency ISI has been backing the malicious campaign launched by the SFJ as a large number of Pakistani Twitter handles have started tweeting in favor of the so-called 'Referendum'


The group is already on the radar of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which has been taking action against its key leaders such as Pannun and many others. At the beginning of September, based on NIA's inputs, the MHA had issued an order to attach the properties of Pannun and SFJ's Canada coordinator Hardeep Singh Nijjar.