A recent video featuring Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a Khalistani terrorist, has emerged wherein he has threatened individuals intending to travel via Air India on November 19, warning them of potential danger to their lives.
Pannun has urged the Sikh community to participate in a global blockade and refrain from flying with Air India. The video has been circulating on social media.
Pannun additionally asserted that the closure of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on November 19 was imminent, and emphasized that its name would undergo a modification. The Khalistani extremist emphasized that this particular date coincided with the highly anticipated final match of the ongoing cricket World Cup.
In a previous video message, Pannun, the leader of the banned US-based Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) organization, issued a warning to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to draw lessons from the Israel-Palestine conflict to prevent a potential “reaction” in India. Pannun emphasized that individuals living under unlawful occupation, from Punjab to Palestine, will inevitably respond, highlighting the cycle of violence that ensues.
Pannun, who hails from Amritsar, has been under the scrutiny of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) since 2019, when the agency initiated its first case against him. He stands accused of being a key player in promoting and executing terrorist activities, as well as instilling fear and terror in Punjab and other parts of India through his use of threats and intimidation tactics. On February 3, 2021, a special NIA court issued non-bailable warrants for Pannun’s arrest, and he was declared a “Proclaimed Offender” (PO) on November 29 of the previous year.