Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, the head of the illegal organisation Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), who had offered a monetary incentive for the raising of the Khalistani flag at significant locations, had a national flag on display at his home on Thursday.
However, a group of individuals arrived at Pannu’s house here in advance of the 75th Independence Day celebrations and raised the tricolour. Outside of his home, several individuals could be seen waving the Indian flag.
Pannun established the Khalistani secessionist organisation SFJ in the US. In India, it was outlawed in 2019.
Pannu allegedly sent out a provocative letter prior to India’s Independence Day in which he offered a monetary reward to anyone who would fly the Khalistani flag at significant locations.
In honour of India’s 75th anniversary of independence, the central government has announced the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign, which will be a part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,” which will take place from August 13 to 15.
The Government of India has launched an effort called Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate and celebrate 75 years of independence as well as the illustrious past of India’s people, culture, and accomplishments.
However, some radical forces have resisted the government’s action.
Simranjit Singh Mann, the leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), had also urged for a boycott of the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign earlier this week. On social media, this SAD MP’s statement incited outrage.