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Evidence gathered from social media secures conviction in Khalistani case

By Vijaita Singh
NEW DELHI,
PUBLISHED : JULY 12, 2019 21:31 IST
UPDATED: JULY 12, 2019 21:31 IST

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File photo shows apps for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks on a smartphone in Chennai. | Photo Credit: AFP

India collects evidence from WhatsApp and Facebook servers in the U.S.

India got help from WhatsApp and Facebook servers in the U.S. to secure conviction in a 2018 Khalistani terror case.

Security agencies have been asked to focus on cases involving Khalistani elements as India seeks to restrict the movement of suspects based in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia involved in the conspiracy.

“The convictions by courts can help us build our case against these pro-Khalistani groups and convince countries to choke their funds and restrict their movement,” said a senior government official.

Security agencies have raised concerns on Pakistan using the yet-to-be-inaugurated Kartarpur corridor to push the Khalistani agenda from across the border.

This week, a Lucknow court convicted five men for plotting to kill former Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, whose leadership they believed was responsible for several incidents of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in the State in 2015. They also held Mr. Badal responsible for the killing of Sikh protesters in police firing in subsequent protests.

The five men looted weapons from a police station in Uttar Pradesh on October 2 last year to kill Mr. Badal, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said.

One of the convicts Jarman Singh was part of WhatsApp groups that promoted Referendum 2020, an online campaign for Khalistan. The campaign was being advocated by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), banned by the Home Ministry on July 10. An official said SFJ was being investigated in as many as 11 cases, including one registered by the NIA in January. U.K resident Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, legal adviser of the SFJ, was named in the FIR.

The NIA found that Jarman Singh was “highly motivated and radicalised to the so-called cause of creation of Khalistan.” It filed a chargesheet on April 11 and within three months the trial was completed.

A chargesheet filed by the NIA on April 11 said, “Jarman was in contact with international numbers of Dubai, Australia and Canada. He was a member of a WhatsApp group by the name of Referendum 2020.”

The NIA said the accused “shared motivational songs on Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who was killed in Operation Blue Star in 1984.”

“In order to have access to his chats, requests were forwarded to WhatsApp and Facebook Inc. to preserve the contents. In response to a request, Facebook and WhatsApp’s legal division preserved the accounts as well as sent some information for further investigation,” the NIA said.

Evidence gathered from social media secures conviction in Khalistani case
 

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Rapper Hard Kaur supports ‘Khalistan’ campaign powered by banned SFJ

In a number of videos posted on social media four days ago, Hard Kaur is seen supporting the referendum and appealing to the people to vote for Khalistan.

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First Published: Jul 18, 2019 01:25 IST
Updated: Jul 19, 2019 11:56 IST
By Surjit Singh
Hindustan Times, Amritsar

Weeks after being booked for sedition, UK-based Punjabi rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist “Referendum 2020” campaign being run by the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for a separate homeland for Sikhs in Punjab.(Shivam Saxena/HT File Photo )


Weeks after being booked for sedition, UK-based Punjabi rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist “Referendum 2020” campaign being run by the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for a separate homeland for Sikhs in Punjab.

India banned the pro-Khalistan group SFJ for its alleged anti-national activities last week.

In a number of videos posted on social media four days ago, Kaur is seen supporting the referendum and appealing to the people to vote for Khalistan. In two videos posted on her Instagram account, she is seen wearing a “Punjab Referendum 2020 Khalistan” T-shirt. She also shared songs sung by traditional Sikh singer Tarsem Singh Moranwali in praise of slain militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

In another video, posted two days ago, Kaur is seen urging the Sikhs to vote for the “cause” and asking them not to be “fooled” by those who oppose Khalistan. The rapper tagged Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal in her posts and used rude language against the CM.

Around a month ago, Kaur was charged with sedition for her posts on social media against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityananth and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat.

She was booked under Sections 124A (sedition, attempt to excite disaffection or hatred), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion), 500 (defamation) and 505 (intent to incite) of the IPC and Section 66 of the IT Act (for sending offensive messages) in New Delhi.

Rapper Hard Kaur supports ‘Khalistan’ campaign powered by banned SFJ
 

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Nobody will say ‘Pakistan zindabad’ anymore, says Gopal Singh Chawla after removal from Kartarpur panel

Updated Jul 17, 2019 | 15:32 IST | Times Now Digital

India had lodged a strong protest against the inclusion of pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla in Kartarpur Corridor panel.

Gopal Singh Chawla

Key Highlights
  • Gopal Singh Chawla has been replaced by another pro-Khalistan leader Ameer Singh who is the brother of one of the top leaders of the Khalistani movement in Pakistan
  • Chawla had shared the audio clip on Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) WhatsApp group
  • Chawla continues to serve as the non-official member of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) which controls PSGPC

New Delhi: Pro-Khalistan leader Gopal Singh Chawla, who was removed recently from a panel linked to the Kartarpur Corridor, expressed unhappiness over his removal saying that nobody in Pakistan will say that “Pakistan is zindabad”. An audio recording of Chawla is going viral on the social media in which he can be heard saying that despite all the sacrifices made by him he was booted out of the panel.

Chawla had posted the audio clip on Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) WhatsApp group.

“Pakistan ne Kutta bhi nahi samja aur mujhe phaink diya. I am telling Indian media that this is a sacrifice for Pakistan. But look at what Pakistan did to me. Nobody in Pakistan will now say that Pakistan is zindabad,” said Chawla.

Chawla was removed from the post after India lodged a strong protest. However, he was removed only to be replaced by another pro-Khalistan leader Ameer Singh.

He is the brother of known Khalistani leader Bishen Singh and is said to be one of the top leaders of the Khalistan movement in Pakistan.

The PSGPC panel would coordinate the activities of the Kartarpur Corridor, including the movement of Sikh pilgrims from India to Narowal in Pakistan where the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan, is located, IANS reported.

However, the presence of pro-Khalistan leaders indicates that Islamabad is looking at this opportunity to fan the Khalistan movement again.

Though Chawla has been removed as the secretary of PSGPC, he continues to serve as the non-official member of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) which controls the PSGPC which means he still has authority to interfere in the working of the PSGPC.

He was also present as the ETPB member at Gujranwala on July 12 when Gurudwara Khara Sahib was opened for the first time after a period of 72 years.

Last year in November, Chawla sparked row when he stopped Indian diplomats from visiting Sikh pilgrims from India at the Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Lahore.

While Pakistani authorities blamed security concerns for not allowing Indian officials to enter the gurudwaras, a video surfaced showing Chawla misbehaving with the diplomats and humiliating them.

Chawla, a close aide of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed has also shared the stage with the terrorist multiple times in the past.

He was also accused of placing ‘Referendum 2020’ campaign posters, banners and flags at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib Parikrama. Referendum 2020 is a campaign launched by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) which was recently banned by the Centre as unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Nobody will say ‘Pakistan zindabad’ anymore, says Gopal Singh Chawla after removal from Kartarpur panel
 

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Hard Kaur posts video abusing PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Twitter suspends her account

Twitter has suspended rapper Hard Kaur's account after she posted a video in which she is seen using abusive words for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

By India Today Web Desk, New Delhi
August 13, 2019 17:42 IST

File photo of Hard Kaur.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rapper Hard Kaur posted a video abusing PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on her Twitter account.
  • In the video, Kaur also spoke in support of the Khalistan movement.
  • Twitter suspended the rapper's account after she posted the video.
Rapper Hard Kaur's account on Twitter has been suspended after she posted a video in which she is seen using abusive words for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The singer, along with Khalistan supporters, appeared in the 2.20-minute clip and also spoke in favour of the Khalistan movement.

She challenged PM Modi and Amit Shah in the video, siding with the Khalistan supporters. Also, Hard used expletives while addressing PM Modi and Amit Shah in the clip that has gone viral on social media. Hard Kaur is one of the top trends on Twitter in India at the time of filing this.


Screenshot: Hard Kaur's account has been suspended by Twitter

After sharing the video on Twitter, Hard also posted a promotional clip for her upcoming song titled We Are Warriors on Instagram, which also featured the Khalistan supporters.

Several Sikh groups have demanded for a separate country called Khalistan in Punjab as a homeland for Sikhs.

In June, Hard Kaur was charged with sedition for her comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat. As per news agency ANI, an FIR was registered under sections 124A (Sedition), 153A, 500 ,505 of the Indian Penal Code and 66 IT Act against Hard Kaur for her remarks.

Hard Kaur is best known for her songs Move your Body (Johnny Gaddar), Lucky Boy (Bachna Ae Haseeno) and Sadda Dil Vi Tu (ABCD: Any Body Can Dance). She also acted in the 2011 Bollywood film Patiala House, alongside Akshay Kumar.


Hard Kaur posts video abusing PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Twitter suspends her account
 

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This insurgency was the brainchild of Congress to weaken the Akali leadership in Punjab. Only things got out of hand.

Apart from a very very small minority in the west, no none wants Khalistan. Sikhs in India just want good education and economic opportunities like any normal person.
 
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This insurgency was the brainchild of Congress to weaken the Akali leadership in Punjab. Only things got out of hand.

Apart from a very very small minority in the west, no none wants Khalistan. Sikhs in India just want good education and economic opportunities like any normal person.
More than 20 million out of the total 25 million sikhs live in India , serve the country. Rest assured the glass is 99.99% full. They are still the 1st line of defence of India
 
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This insurgency was the brainchild of Congress to weaken the Akali leadership in Punjab. Only things got out of hand.

Apart from a very very small minority in the west, no none wants Khalistan. Sikhs in India just want good education and economic opportunities like any normal person.
bal thackeray & bhindranwale were the outcome of brilliant congress ideas. One completely wiped out the labor unions and other went anti-national.