NEW DELHI :
SECURITY agencies have alerted law enforcement agencies in Delhi to keep strict vigil in the national capital as the banned Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) group in its latest move has given a call to farmers of Punjab and Haryana to raise “Khalistan flags” on November 26 at India Gate here. Even though many of such moves of the secessionist group in the past few months turned futile, Indian agencies are taking all possible measures to maintain peace and proper functioning of the law-and-order situation in the city as well as across India by not ignoring such inputs.
The alert comes amid information that 10 central trade unions on November 26 will observe a nationwide general strike in protest against the Centre’s policies, such as privatisation of public sector units and new labour and farm laws. They have also decided to back a two-day farmers’ agitation on November 26 and November 27. Informed sources, requesting anonymity, told IANS that the SFJ might have taken congnizance of the information, finding another opportunity to give call to woo farmers of Punjab and Haryana.
In its “illegal and anti-national” appeal, the SFJ called for farmers’ support to highlight that “the only solution to farm bills is to carve their independent homeland out of India through a referendum”. SFJ General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, in a video message, advised farmers to reach Delhi on November 25 where arrangements for their night stay have been made at Gurudwaras Bangla Sahib; Rakab Ganj Sahib; Sis Ganj Sahib and Majnu Ka Teela and where Khalistan flags will be supplied to them for hoisting on India Gate, said sources.
Highlighting the significance of November 26, Pannun stated that “while Mumbai attacks of 2008 were perpetrated by agents of Indian deep state, Farms Bill are an open onslaught launched by the Modi Government as an economic terrorism against farmers of Punjab and Haryana”. The SFJ called for the move on November 26 as it will be observed as the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attack in Mumbai. Series of terrorist attacks took place on November 26, 2008 in Mumbai when 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing lasting four days killing 166 people and injuring over 300.