Pro-Khalistan groups hold demonstration outside UN headquarters, call for referendum on self-determination

New York: Pro-Khalistan groups have held a demonstration outside the UN headquarters in New York calling on the world body to support a referendum for self-determination.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

A delegation of Sikh activists also submitted to UN officials a report 'A Case For Punjab Referendum 2020 — Sikhs Right to Self-Determination — Why and How?'.

The report by advocacy group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), addressed to Secretary General Antonio Guterres, urged the UN to support the demand of Sikhs for holding a referendum in Punjab for "realisation of their right to self-determination".

Members of Sikh rights groups and North American Gurudwara committees urged the United Nations to support the "Punjab Independence Referendum" for a separate Sikh homeland of Khalistan.


Published Date: Aug 16, 2017 01:46 pm | Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017 01:56 pm


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