Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Violent Clash Erupts Among Khalistani Groups During ‘Referendum’ in the US

by Antariksh Singh

In an alarming turn of events, two opposing groups of Sikhs involved in the Khalistan referendum clashed violently in San Francisco on January 28. Shocking videos of the incident have surfaced on social media, shedding light on the ongoing tensions within the Khalistani separatist movement in the United States.

The altercation, though brief, was marked by its intensity and involved the ‘Major Singh Nijjar gang’ and the ‘Sarabjit Singh (Sabi) gang.’ Both Major Nijjar and Sarabjit Singh (Sabi) had previously been members of the same group, but a falling-out occurred, leading to Gurpatwant Singh Pannun Pannun aligning himself with Sabi and sidelining Major Nijjar and his associates. These individuals were prominent figures representing the Sikh for Justice (SFJ) extremist movement on the West Coast.

Sarabjit Singh (Sabi) had played a key role in organizing the Khalistan Referendum in Brampton, Canada, last year in collaboration with the SFJ. He was also the driving force behind the Referendum event held on January 28.

The videos circulating on social media depict a chaotic scene, with members of both factions engaging in physical altercations. The clash raises concerns about the potential for further violence within the Khalistani movement, as well as the impact it may have on Sikhs living in the United States.

Incidents of clashes between organized crime groups are not uncommon in the Western world. Just last year, a shooting occurred at a Gurdwara in Sacramento, resulting in injuries to two individuals.

Source: ABC10, YouTube

Allowing violent and extremist movements like the Khalistan movement to operate freely in Western countries poses a significant threat to local law and order. The recent scuffle in San Francisco serves as a glaring example of how such divisive ideologies can lead to violence and chaos on the streets of Western cities. Allowing these movements to flourish unchecked not only jeopardizes the safety and security of residents but also undermines the principles of peace, tolerance, and social harmony that these nations uphold. It is imperative that governments in Western countries strike a balance between respecting freedom of expression and taking appropriate measures to monitor and counter extremist activities to prevent further incidents and protect their citizens from the potential consequences of such divisive ideologies.

Antariksh Singh

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