Canada India News: Delhi and Punjab Airports asked to stop issuing visitor entry passes after SFJ threat

The move comes after recent threat made by the terrorist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ)

Sanjay
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New Delhi, Canada India News: The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security decided to halt visitor entry passes at airports in Delhi and Punjab due to a recent threat made by the terrorist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). In a recent warning, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has asked Sikhs not to board Air India after November 19.

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 “Issue of temporary airport entry pass (TAEP) (for) visitors to the terminal building of IGIA (in Delhi) and sale of visitors entry tickets will be banned,” stated the BCAS. Entry permits for tourists have been stopped by the Delhi airport till the end of the month. In Punjab, secondary ladder point inspections are now required for AI flights.

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Central Agencies had Shared

The move, according to the BCAS, was made out of caution in response to ongoing threats against “civil aviation installations over all India airport like airports, airstrips, airfields, air force stations, helipads, flying schools and aviation training schools” that the central agencies had shared.

Last week, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a Khalistani leader based in Canada, has asked Sikhs to avoid traveling on Air India flights scheduled for November 19, citing ominous consequences that may befall those who ignore this warning.

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Pannun’s warning was delivered in a video message in which he reiterated multiple threats to the safety of passengers on Air India flights. He stated, “We are asking the Sikh people to not fly via Air India on 19 November. There will be a global blockade. Do not travel by Air India or your life will be in danger.” 

These threats have been circulating on social media, causing heightened concerns among potential travelers.

The separatist leader’s message did not mince words as he directly addressed the Indian government, stating, “It is my warning to the government of India.” Interestingly, Mr. Pannun had previously been rumoured to have met his demise in a car accident in the United States.

Cricket World Cup hosted by India

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is designated as an independent terrorist by the Indian government. In his latest statement, he went on to claim that New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport would be shut down on November 19, advocating for a change in the airport’s name. Coincidentally, this date also marks the final match of the international men’s cricket World Cup hosted by India.

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“It is the same day on which the final match of the World Terror [sic] 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,” remarked Mr. Pannun, referencing two separatist leaders who had assassinated former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in October 1984.

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