The much talked about Referendum 2020, designed and conceived by Pakistan, turned out to be a damp squib as it failed to draw an anti-India support. A handful of ageing Sikhs with their curious local friends came to hear Khalistani elements on Sunday at Trafalgar Square in London. British-Pakistani, Lord Nazir Ahmed, who was in the Labour Party but thrown out for his indiscipline and political views, was among the speakers. Ahmed, who calls himself as a sympathiser for Kashmiris and Sikhs, spoke of breaking up Punjab and India. His open participation at the Trafalgar Square event exposed Pakistan’s direct financial and logistic support to the event.
Sikh separatists, including the chief of Dal Khalsa, a Sikh separatist based in London, Jaswant Singh Thekedar, widely condemned the Pakistan-backed propaganda. “People like Lord Nazir say that he supports the cause of Khalistan and Kashmir. Who has given him the right to talk about Khalistan?.. They have misled people about the Khalistan issue.” Read more