"Let us not think that Punjab (situation) is over. We cannot close our eyes to what is happening in Punjab. And, if we do not take early action now, it will be too late," Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said.
Manjit Singh GK, who is also the president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), was earlier allegedly attacked by protesters in New York. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the attack in California.
Manjit Singh GK, president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, was visiting the main Gurdwara in Yuba City, California, Saturday when, he said, a group of 30-35 people supporting the 'Khalistan 2020 referendum' attacked him.
"Although we allowed the protest to take place, this should not be taken as expressing a view either in support or against. We are clear that this is a question for the people and government of India," a UK government source said.
Describing the SFJ fringe elements as mere social media tigers, who are trying to create a hype even when they have no support, both in India and abroad, the Chief Minister said the Sikhs were a patriotic community who have always stood for the unity and integrity of the country.
Hardeep Singh Nijjar's name also figured in the list of nine alleged Khalistani operatives that Punjab CM Amarinder Singh handed over to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his February visit here.
Dal Khalsa UK on Thursday announced to “remove” Dal Khalsa president Harpal Singh Cheema and spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh “from primary membership from Dal Khalsa for their anti-Panthic anti-Khalistan activities”.