GENEVA: More than 6,000 Sikhs from Switzerland and bordering France, Italy and Germany cast their votes for the non-binding Khalistan Referendum in Geneva despite a heavy rain and snow storm in the Swiss capital.
According to the details, a large number of Sikh men and women voted in the secessionist referendum for the liberation of Punjab from India.
Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), the organiser of the Khalistan Referendum, in a statement said that the voting day of December 10 was picked in Geneva to coincide with the International Human Rights Day.
SFJ General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said that Sikh people are facing an existential threat and their right to life and liberty is in danger under Indian governance.
“The independence of Punjab is the only solution,” adding that Sikhs have shown the world how to beat Indian fake news and propaganda against Sikhs by taking to the ballot boxes.
Sikh leader also called on the United Nations and the international community to take notice of the Indian government’s actions against Sikhs all over the world.
Sikhs had massively participated in the earlier four phases of the Khalistan Referendum.
Khalistan referendum voting kick-started in London on October 31, 2021, and over 30,000 Sikhs took part in the phase of the Khalistan referendum.
The second phase of the Khalistan referendum was held in Southhall & Gravesend in the UK on November 7 2021, more than 10,000 British Sikhs took part in the second phase of the referendum.
The third phase of the Khalistan referendum was held in Birmingham and Barking in the UK on November 14 2021 while the fourth phase of the Khalistan referendum was held in the UK cities of Leicester, Coventry and Derby on November 21, 2021.
Huge participation of Sikhs in a referendum for their homeland has unnerved India, India tried hard to stop the Sikh referendum exercise in the UK. India’s false propaganda against Sikhs failed to prevent the Khalistan referendum. The UK allowed the Sikh referendum despite Indian diplomatic efforts.
Khalistan referendum has sent a strong message to the Indian establishment to end discrimination against Sikhs and India should be prepared to give Sikhs their birthright of freedom.