TORONTO – An enormous variety of Sikhs turned up for the Khalistan Referendum voting for the creation of an impartial Khalistan state and secession of Punjab from India on Sunday.
The referendum for an impartial Sikh nation was held within the Canadian metropolis of Toronto on September 18, days after Ottawa trashed the Indian authorities’s request to cease Canadian Sikhs from expressing their views.
The voting began started with a particular prayer whereas voters waited in lengthy queues, reiterating their message to the world that the Sikh group needs freedom.
— Jagdeep Singh (@JagdeepSingh_NY) September 18, 2022
Studies counsel that the voters’ queue stretched to round 5 kilometers whereas Ontario police blocked the freeway for every kind of site visitors to limit extra voters from trying to achieve the venue.
Sikhs for Justice claimed that the latest voting had shattered earlier data of voting within the British capital, and Italy the place hundreds had taken half.
Earlier, New Delhi urged Canadian officers to behave towards the rising pro-Khalistani sentiment in Canada, which is house to over a million Sikhs nonetheless Canadian officers refused the stress, saying it couldn’t take away the fitting of its nationals to have interaction in any form of political exercise and demand their rights by way of peaceable and democratic means.
The North American nation is now house to round one million Sikhs who stands with the Khalistani motion for years.
Forward of the referendum, tensions escalated between the Sikh group and different Indian residents in Toronto which was prompted by the tearing of a poster of Sikh chief Common Singh Bhandarwala by an Indian-Canadian nationwide.
Two movies have been doing rounds on social media exhibiting Shaheed Bhindranwale’s billboard in a predominant roundabout being vandalised. One other video exhibits a person tearing down Shaheed Bhindranwale photos from the billboards, promoting Khalistan Referendum