Islamabad: Gurpal Singh, a Pro-Khalistan activist of Sikh For Justice (SFJ) in Italy, stands firm in his determination to organize a peaceful Khalistan Freedom Rally in Rome on January 26 (Indian Republic Day), despite facing threats from India.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Gurpal Singh, SFJ Coordinator in Italy, has said that individuals linked to the Indian High Commissioner in Italy warned him to stop advocating for the Khalistan Referendum or else be ready to face consequences.
In an oral complaint filed on Thursday (January 18), Gurpal Singh reported a threatening call received on January 16. The caller, with an Indian accent, inquired about an upcoming protest in Rome against the Indian Republic Day. Singh says that the caller expressed opposition to the demonstration and warned of consequences, stating, “YOU’D BETTER STAY AT HOME AND THINK ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN.” Singh urged him to file a complaint if he disagreed.
“I won’t be deterred by death threats, and I will persist in my peaceful and democratic campaign for the Khalistan Referendum to free Punjab from Indian occupation,” he said.
The authorities are investigating the matter.