Canada based terrorist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has warned Sikhs not to board Air India flights on November 19 and beyond, threatening to replicate the "Kanishka Bombing" and endangering their lives. On November 19, SFJ chairman Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said in a video statement that they would not allow Air India to "fly at any cost" and vowed to impose a blockade.
On June 23, 1985, a bomb hidden in a suitcase on an Air India flight travelling from Canada to India via London detonated, killing every one of the 329 passengers. Twenty four Indians and 268 Canadian citizens, the majority of whom were of Indian descent, were among the dead. Talwinder Singh Parmar, the leader of the Babbar Khalsa at the time, was the mastermind behind this terror act. He was purportedly "protected" by the Canadian government at the time, which was led by Pierre Trudeau, the father of the current prime minister, Justin Trudeau.
Remarkably, Ripudaman Singh Malik, a deceased associate of Pannun, was first charged in the Kanishka bombing case but was ultimately found not guilty due to insufficient evidence. In 2022, local thugs in Canada shot and killed Malik.
In the latest video, Pannun said, “We are asking Sikhs not to fly Air India on November 19. On November 19, there will be a global blockade and Air India will not be allowed to fly anywhere across the world. Sikhs, you do not travel by Air India after November 19. It can be life threatening. This is my warning to the government of India. The Indira Gandhi International Airport should remain closed on the 19th of November.”
“It is the same day on which the final match of the World Terror Cup will be played. It will be shown to the world that a genocide of Sikhs happened in India and India did it. When we liberate Punjab, the name of these airports will be Shahid Beant Singh and Shahid Satwant Singh Airport,” the Khalistani terrorist added.