Emergence of momentum for Khalistan independence referendum in San Francisco

In San Francisco, USA, a momentous event unfolds as the polling process begins for a referendum advocating for the independence of Khalistan, led by the Sikh community.

Engaging in the precise voting procedures under heightened security measures, thousands of Sikh participants hailing from various corners of the United States, including notable figures such as Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, actively contribute to this pivotal process.

Gurpatwant Singh Pannu assumes a pivotal role in safeguarding the integrity and security of the proceedings.


The Sikh Center, serving as the focal point for the voting process, hosts international observers, showcasing a diverse and inclusive participation in the referendum.

Anticipated to span eight hours, the voting process draws attention from Sikh leaders, highlighting grievances related to discriminatory practices by the Indian government, perceived unjust policies, and reported atrocities against the Sikh community.

Accusing the Modi government of employing violence and oppression to strangle the Khalistan movement, Sikh leaders underscore the urgency of their collective desire to liberate themselves from what they perceive as “oppressive rule” imposed by Indian authorities.

The Sikh Brotherhood, consisting of 35 lakh united Sikhs, pledges unwavering dedication to the pursuit of an independent Khalistan, encompassing the region from the River Jhelum to Wagah.

Conducted under the banner of “Sikhs for Justice” (SFJ), the “Khalistan Referendum” aims to bring attention to the blatant injustices faced by Sikhs in India.

India finds itself subject to international censure for alleged support of terrorism and extremism, with the situation in occupied Kashmir serving as a stark illustration of the Modi government’s stringent policies.

Emphatically asserting that the Kashmir issue remains unaddressed by India in accordance with United Nations resolutions, the Sikh Brotherhood asserts its commitment to attaining independence for Khalistan.

Initiated in London on October 31, 2021, the Khalistan Referendum has seen participation in voting from locations including Canada, Switzerland, Australia, England, and Italy.