Sikhs for Justice: The secessionist campaign, called Referendum 2020, seeks to “liberate Punjab from Indian occupation”. Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a law graduate from Panjab University and currently an attorney at law in the US, is the face of SFJ and its legal adviser.
The CM said, “Though the outfit deserved to be treated as a terrorist organisation, the Government of India had at least taken a long-overdue stand against SFJ, which had unleashed a wave of terror in Punjab in recent years.”
Sikhs For Justice claims that it is an international advocacy group working for “Punjab Independence Referendum 2020 for Sikhs’ right to self-determination” as guaranteed under Article 1 common to the UN Charter.
US District Judge Andrew Carter in the Southern District of New York, said the case initiated by Sikhs for Justice against Manjit Singh GK must be dismissed, as the court lacks personal and subject matter jurisdiction.