A ruckus was created at Hanumangarh Railway station when railway officials saw Khalistan Zindabad SFJ written on one of the walls of Railway station.
The officials swung into action and painted the wall.
According to officials, the slogan was written on Monday night and the organisation Sikh For Justice (SFJ) whose name is mentioned is a banned Sikh outfit in India.
The SFJ was started in 2007 in US with an aim to create a new country Khalistan – separate from Punjab. A lawyer in US Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is the face of this organisation which keeps on raising this demand.
At a time when Rajasthan is going for polls, such incidents will disturb the communal harmony in the state.
Apart from the slogan, a lot of objectionable videos also went viral on social media demanding for separate Khalistan and condemning political leaders like prime minister Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Videos also went viral with objectionable anti national content. Threat videos demanding revenge for the 1984 Sikh riots tensed the situation. Slogans like Rajasthan Banega Khalistan were also doing rounds.
Canada in the background
Recently, there had been a row between India and Canada over killing of a pro Khalistani Canadian citizen in Canada.
The prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau blamed India for the killing. This reignited sentiments of pro Khalistani groups across the globe and lot of anti India statements surfaced. The Indian government reacted strongly against Canadian stand, asked Canada to reduce their embassy strength in the country.
“Sri Ganganagar and Hanumangarh have sizeable number of Sikh population. Some miscreants want to poison the atmosphere. But we are prepared to counter these narratives,” said an officer of Hanumangarh administration.
Vivek Shukla is a management graduate who has worked in corporate worked for 20 years and is now pursuing his passion — news.