According to the police, slogans in support of Khalistan, including “Delhi will become Khalistan” and “Long live Khalistan,” were found painted on the walls of several delhi metro stations in the city.
Prior to the G20 Summit, pro-Khalistan slogans were spotted at Delhi Metro stations. The Delhi Police stated that a case has been registered, and an investigation has been initiated.
The police mentioned that before the G20 Summit, slogans in favor of Khalistan were found written on the walls of at least five metro stations in Delhi. The G20 Summit is scheduled to be held in the national capital from September 9th to 10th. It is expected to be attended by more than 30 heads of state and senior officials from the European Union, invited guest countries, and heads of 14 international organizations.
An official from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, cited by news agency PTI, said, “This is a law and order situation. We will cooperate with the Delhi Police.”
The Delhi Police mentioned that a case has been registered and an investigation has been launched. Additionally, CCTV footage is being scanned to gather evidence in the case.
According to news agency ANI, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) released raw footage from Delhi Metro stations which had been distorted with pro-Khalistan slogans. Suspicious SFJ activists vandalized several metro stations from Shivaji Park to Punjab Bagh in Delhi with pro-Khalistan slogans.
Ahead of the G20 Summit, Delhi Police is closely monitoring social media to curb the spread of rumors and provocative content, identify potential troublemakers, and focus on security at malls, markets, and religious sites.
The Delhi Police stated that all boundaries of the national capital will be sealed to prevent unauthorized entry, but regular vehicular movement and public address systems will be allowed.
During the summit, 80 teams of doctors and 130 ambulances will be on standby to handle any medical emergencies. In a recent review meeting, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena was informed that 60 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) have been assigned specific tasks related to the summit.