FIIDS seeks to include extremist Pannun and SFJ on no-fly list

New York: A diaspora panel in the United States has sought to include designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and his banned organization Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) on the no-fly list for issuing video messages threatening people flying Air India.

Participants of a panel discussion ‘Indians in Canada under Threat of Terror and Hate Crimes’, organized by the Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS), a group of Indian-Americans and Indo-Canadians, asserted that it’s time for the governments to take strong action against the separatist Sikh leader from the SFJ.

In July 2020, Pannun was also declared an “individual terrorist” under India’s anti terrorism law: UAPA for promoting secessionism and allegedly encouraging Punjabi Sikh youth to take up arms.

“Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has misrepresented freedom of expression for freedom of terror and his allegations against India for the killing of extremist Nijjer stirred anti-India and anti-Hindu crimes in Canada,” said Khanderao Kand of FIIDS.

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