4 Jul 2023

Khalistani Supporters Try To Set Fire To Indian Consulate In San Francisco

Khalistani supporters tried to set fire to the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, USA. Sikh for Justice (SFJ) chief Gurpatwant Singh Pannu had said on June 30 that from July 8, Indian embassies would be targeted. This incident was carried out on the very next day of its announcement i.e. on the night of 1st July.

The incident took place on Saturday, but US government spokesman Matthew Miller informed about it on Tuesday. At present, the investigation of the case has been started by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The embassy did not suffer much damage in this incident.

This is the second incident in five months. Earlier, Khalistan supporters surrounded this embassy in March demanding the release of Amritpal.

Revenge for killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar

Khalistani supporters also released a video of the incident. The Indian Embassy in San Francisco in the US was targeted in this. In the video, it has been described as revenge for the killing of terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was killed in Canada last month. In the video, Khalistan supporters said that violence begets violence.

Terrorist Nijjar was gunned down by two unidentified bike riders in the parking lot outside the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Surrey, Canada last month.

Pannu had threatened to hold demonstrations outside Indian embassies

Terrorist Pannu had released a video saying that on July 8, demonstrations would be held outside Indian embassies in Canada, America, Australia, England and European countries. Not only this, Pannu has named these rallies as 'Kill India'. In which a group of 21 Sikhs each will protest outside Indian embassies and it has also been said to insult the tricolor.

Indian investigative agencies have been alerted after Pannu's threat and this incident. At the same time, after the murder of Nijjar, terrorist Pannu is also running underground. Investigating agencies are engaged in tracing his location.

Consulate was also attacked in March

The Indian Consulate in San Francisco, USA was also attacked in March. Khalistanis gathered in front of the Indian Embassy on March 19 over the police action against Amritpal Singh, chief of the pro-Khalistan Waris Punjab De in Punjab. They vandalized first and later removed the tricolor installed here. Not only this, the Khalistani tricolor was also hoisted outside the embassy building.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said India has asked its partner countries such as Canada, the UK and the US not to give space to 'extremist Khalistani ideology' as it is 'not good' for relations.

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