In Episode 7 of the Panth-Punjab Podcast we look at the context and implications of the US indictment of an Indian agent contracted to assassinate Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. Pannun is the founder and general counsel of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) and is carrying out a non-binding referendum in support of Punjab's secession from the Indian state. Listen to the episode above or our podcast platform.
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“By covertly eliminating Khalistani leaders and activists around the world, the Indian state hopes to eliminate the jujharoo dhir of Sikh leadership and subsequently co-opt remaining Sikh factions in a complex strategy of appeasement, fragmentation and co-option. Rather than looking at the assassinations of Shaheed Jathedar Harmeet Singh PhD, Shaheed Jathedar Parmjit Singh Panjwar, Shaheed Bhai Avtar Singh Khanda, and Shaheed Bhai Hardeep Singh Nijjar as isolated incidents, it is imperative that we understand them in the wider context of geopolitical shifts in Punjab, South Asia, and the broader region.”
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